IO shortlists three consortia for St. Michael's Hospital redevelopment DBF project
- Bondfield Construction Company
- EllisDon Corporation - EllisDon Capital
- Fengate Capital
- PCL Constructors
Infrastructure Ontario and St. Michael's Hospital announced two days ago that three companies have been shortlisted to design, build and finance the construction of a new 17-storey patient care tower at the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets and the renovation of approximately 150,000 square feet of existing hospital space.
Based on a request for qualifications process that began in December 2012, the following three companies were shortlisted:- St. Michael's Partnership
- Bondfield Construction Company Limited
- NORR Limited / Farrow Partnership
- Rocklyn Capital Inc.
- PCL Constructors Canada Inc
- B+H Architects / Silver Thomas Hanley
- TD Securities Inc.
The companies will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, expected to be issued in summer 2013. Each includes a developer, design and construction firms, and a financial advisor.
The new tower will allow St. Michael's Hospital to relocate patient beds from an 85-year-old wing and provide larger space for programs that treat some of the most critically ill patients from across Ontario. These programs include patients from the medical-surgical intensive care unit and the largest adult cystic fibrosis program in North America.
Five new operating rooms will be added to the hospital, each large enough to include state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment. These hybrid operating rooms will allow surgeons to perform minimally invasive, image-guided or catheter-based procedures and undertake open surgery in the same operating room.
Redevelopment work will also provide enlarged, state-of-the-art inpatient facilities for orthopedic surgery, oncology and respirology - including the cystic fibrosis program - as well as critical care space for the coronary and medical-surgical units.
The current emergency department will also be expanded. It was originally designed to accommodate 45,000 patient visits a year, but now accommodates more than 70,000 a year - a number that continues to grow with the population. This expansion will allow St. Michael's to continue to fulfill its mandate as a regional trauma centre.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with St. Michael's Hospital to expand and renovate the hospital, which will remain publicly owned and controlled.Source: Infrastructure Ontario