Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Project

Rank 2022


Image Credit: Fraser Health

Industry Sector: Buildings

Project Type: Health Care

Project Value: $1.49 billion

Funding Source: Public

Provincial Funding: $1.49 billion

Province: British Columbia

City / Region: New Westminster

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2026

The Royal Columbian Hospital redevelopment is a three-phase, multi-year project that will increase the hospital’s capacity by approximately 50%, help ease congestion, introduce advanced medical technologies and improve the health care environment for staff and patients. Phase 1’s new Mental Health and Substance Use Wellness Centre opened in August 2020. Phase 2 of the project is now under construction. In 2021, we began excavation, demolished some older buildings and opened an interim support building to house support services during construction of the new Acute Care Tower. Milestones in 2022 will focus on Phase 2 and will include completion of:  Phase 2 design; demolition; Campus Communications Hub preliminary works; Energy Centre preliminary works; substructure concrete; level 0 floor slab; and steel superstructure. Also in 2022, we expect to complete the schematic design for Phase 3.

Project Owner: Fraser Health Authority

Project/Construction Manager: Design-Build Team: EllisDon Design Build Inc.

Other Key Players: EY (pre-procurement advisor to the authority)

Architect Names: Parkin Architects Ltd.; HDR Architecture Associates, Inc.

2022 Rank: 48


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