In September 2019, the Government of British Columbia announced plans for the $1.3 billion Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment Project. The redevelopment begins with a new six-storey, 11,858 square-metre, 78-bed, patient-care tower. The tower will include an upgraded mental health and substance use inpatient unit, and a new maternity ward to offer enhanced care for new parents and their families. The tower is expected to open in 2023, with construction starting in 2021. The second patient-care tower will have 160 new beds and a state-of-the-art cancer treatment centre. It is expected to open in 2027. Detailed business planning for the tower is underway, with construction expected to begin in 2024. In July 2020, the provincial government announced that Canadian Turner Construction Company Ltd., EllisDon Design Build Inc. and Ledcor Design-Build (B.C.) Inc. had qualified for the RFP for the $413-million phase one project. The winning bidder is expected to be announced by May 2021, which construction to proceed shortly thereafter.