The new St. Paul’s Hospital is one step closer to starting construction, with two qualified teams short-listed to participate in the next stage of the competition to design, build and partially finance the new St. Paul’s.
The two consortiums selected to participate in the Request for Proposal phase are Ellis Don Infrastructure Healthcare and The PCL team. Both teams have worked on major hospital projects. The process is expected to complete in late 2020 with construction stage to follow. Completion is scheduled for 2026.
The provincial government announced the approval of the business plan for the new $1.9B St. Paul’s on February 15, 2019. The new hospital and health campus – to be constructed at a new site at 1002 Station Street in Vancouver’s False Creek Flats – 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 new hospital will also offer a diverse and long list of general and specialized care, including HIV/AIDS, emergency, critical care, mental health, addictions, Indigenous health, maternity, and community care and outreach programs.
Currently, the project is going through the municipal government’s rezoning process, which is expected to reach completion this fall.
Future phases of the healthcare campus are planned including a clinical services and research centre connected to the hospital as well as a new health innovation park with industry partners.