Three qualified teams have been shortlisted for Phase One of the Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment Project. The project includes the new Keith and Betty Beedie Pavilion, a new Energy Centre, and upgrades to existing buildings on campus.
These upgrades include enhancements to the emergency department, operating rooms, pre- and post-operative recovery spaces, and the medical device reprocessing department.
“In these times, more than ever, we recognize the importance of our health care system, and our commitment to redevelop Burnaby Hospital acknowledges the priority we place on timely access to quality health care services. This key milestone gets us one step closer to getting shovels in the ground to bring the very best health care facilities to the diverse community of Burnaby,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health.
The Request for Proposal (RFP) materials were issued to three successful proponents of the request for qualifications process: EllisDon Design Build Inc., Ledcor Design-Build (B.C.) Inc. and Canadian Turner Construction Company Ltd. The successful proponent will be identified by mid-2021.
The provincial government announced the approval of the Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment Project on September 3, 2019. Phase one will include the new six-storey Keith and Betty Beedie Pavilion with 78 rooms, most of which are single-patient.
The Beedie Pavilion will include a mental health and substance use inpatient unit; a new maternity and labour and delivery unit; and a general medical inpatient unit including negative pressure rooms to enhance infection control. Construction is expected to begin in 2021 and complete in 2024.
Phase one of the redevelopment will also expand and renovate existing buildings on the health care campus. This will include a larger emergency department, add four new operating rooms, additional pre-operative and post-operative recovery spaces and a new medical device reprocessing department. These upgrades are expected to be complete by mid-2025.
The estimated $577-million cost of phase one of the redevelopment project is funded by the province, Fraser Health, and the Burnaby Hospital Foundation.