As the PDC team, B+H Architects and mcCallumSather will prepare project documents, including output specifications that will form the guidelines and performance requirements the successful building team must meet when preparing the design. The PDC team will also monitor construction progress and provide co-ordination and oversight during commissioning, completion, and transition to the new hospital.
The WLMH project will involve constructing a new, larger hospital on the property behind the existing facility. Features will include:
● acute inpatient beds;
● a 24-hour emergency department;
● maternal and newborn services;
● day surgical services;
● increased outpatient (ambulatory) care space; and
● advanced diagnostics.
The project will be delivered under Infrastructure Ontario’s public-private partnership (P3) model, which transfers the risks associated with design, construction, and financing a complex hospital project to the private sector. The new facility will be publicly owned, controlled, and accountable.
As the next major step, Hamilton Health Sciences and Infrastructure Ontario will issue a request for qualifications (RFQ), inviting teams to submit their credentials to design, build, and finance the hospital. The RFQ is expected to be released in early 2021.
“I am very pleased to see this important step towards our new hospital proceed. I am grateful the Minister of Health and Premier has responded to the advocacy of many constituents in Niagara West by expediting the process to build a new WLMH,” said Sam Oosterhoff, MPP, Niagara West. “This critical health-care infrastructure project will serve many families, seniors, and mothers in Niagara West and beyond.”