St. Paul’s Hospital

Rank 2022


Image Credit: Providence Health Care

Industry Sector: Buildings

Project Type: Health Care

Project Value: $2.2 billion

Funding Source: Public/Private

Provincial Funding: $1.327 billion

Private Funding: Providence Health Care $850 million (from sale of existing hospital site); St. Paul’s Foundation $225 million

Province: British Columbia

City / Region: Vancouver

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2027

In February 2019, the Government of British Columbia approved the business plan for a new St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver.

The new hospital will continue to serve as a an acute-care hospital and integrated health campus. The new facility will be expanded to a capacity of 548 beds, which represents 115 net new beds, and “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,” according to a government release. It will also be a teaching hospital for both University of British Columbia medical students and British Columbia Institute of Technology nursing students.

The project will be done in two phases, with phase 1 consisting of the new core hospital and phase two is expected to include a clinical support and research centre.

Two teams have been shortlisted for the project, with the preferred proponent to be named in late 2020. However, that decision will likely be delayed by the October 2020 election.

Project Owner: Providence Health Care/Vancouver Coastal Health

Engineer: Tetra Tech (geotechnical design)

P3 Team Members/Project Team: DB (F): PCL Construction

Other Key Players: IBI Group (early design works); KPMG (clinical planning services); Entuitive; EY (mgmt. consultant); McElhanney (site surveyor); WSP (design services)

2022 Rank: 34

2021 Rank: 36

2020 Rank: 33


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