Three proponents have been shortlisted to design and build a new clinical support and research centre at St. Paul’s Hospital.
The three teams shortlisted to participate in the RFP stage are Greystar Canada Real Estate, Oxford Properties and NorthWest Healthcare Properties. The successful proponent will design and build the centre in collaboration with Providence Health Care.
The RFP will be issued to the shortlisted teams in early 2022 and a successful proponent is expected to be revealed in mid-2022.
“The past 20 months of this pandemic have amplified the importance of turning research and innovation into clinical practice that help save people’s lives,” said Adrian Dix, minister of health, in a statement. “The clinical support and research centre at the new St. Paul’s Hospital and health campus will be a place for discovery, collaboration and learning, and will attract the best and brightest care providers, scientists and industry partners to deliver excellence and transform care.”
The clinical support and research centre at 1002 Station St. will be built directly adjacent to the future St. Paul’s Hospital at the Jim Pattison Medical Centre, with multi-building facilities that total approximately 74,000 square metres.
The project will feature an innovation centre, research and teaching programs, independent clinical researchers, infrastructure for emerging technology, such as 3D bio-printing, research data and analytics, medical offices for doctors and specialists and a 49-space day care centre.
“This new state-of-the-art facility will be the cornerstone of Vancouver’s newest hub for research and innovation,” said Fiona Dalton, president and CEO of Providence Health Care. “The clinical support and research centre will bring together Providence’s patients, physicians, researchers, clinicians, corporate staff and leaders, along with industry players, academic partners and startups into one place to share ideas, collaborate on discoveries and innovate new medical advancements that will change the world.”
According to the province, the cost of the new centre depends on the outcome of the RFP process and negotiations with the development partner, and will be shared between Providence Health Care, St. Paul’s Foundation and the development partner.