PCL team selected to build new St. Paul’s Hospital

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

PCL Construction has been selected to build the new St. Paul’s Hospital at 1002 Station Street in Vancouver. The selection of PCL Construction follows an extensive evaluation of two teams shortlisted in the fall of 2019 to design, build and partially finance the new hospital.

Construction is expected to begin early this summer and completion is expected in late 2026. The PCL team includes HDR Architecture Associates and Stantec Architecture.

It’s anticipated final terms of the contract will be complete and signed off by the end of February 2021. Renderings of the new hospital will be made public after the agreement is finalized.

The new St. Paul’s will have capacity for up to 548 beds, which includes 115 net new beds. The site will be the home of several leading provincial programs and referral centres, including for heart and lung care, renal, eating disorders and specialty surgeries and transplants.

The hospital will also offer a diverse and long list of general and specialized care, including HIV/AIDS, chronic disease management services, emergency and critical care, mental health and addictions beds and programs, ambulatory services and outpatient clinics, end-of-life care, Indigenous health, maternity, colorectal and gastrointestinal services, and community care and community outreach programs.

The first phase of the St. Paul’s redevelopment project is building a new core hospital. Phase 2 is expected to include a clinical support and research centre. Future development opportunities will be confirmed upon completion of the Station Street rezoning.

St. Paul’s Hospital will continue to operate at full capacity at its current site on Burrard Street until the new hospital is fully operational and ready to welcome patients.

“Our vision for the new St. Paul’s Hospital is to lead in the delivery of B.C.’s patient-centred model for health care by providing the highest-quality, innovative and compassionate care, which adds the most value to the patients that we serve.  The new hospital will be an opportunity to create care that’s more centred around people – and that means everyone who works here as well as patients,” said Fiona Dalton, president and chief executive officer of Providence Health Care.

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