The Government of Saskatchewan, Canada, has selected Access Prairies Partnership as the preferred bidder for the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford - Integrated Correctional Facility PPP project.
The team beat out competition from Integrated Team Solutions and Plenary Health North Battleford LP. The winning consortium is made up of the following firms:
Commercial closure is scheduled to be achieved in summer 2015. The project is expected to be operational by 2018.
The new integrated facility will be built on the existing hospital grounds near the current hospital building, minimizing disruption to patients during construction. Programming and treatment for the two populations will be separate. The new facility will include a 188-bed replacement for the existing 156-bed Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford and a 96-room correctional facility with 64 cells for men, 16 cells for women, eight medical cells, and eight segregation cells.
The project will be developed on a design, build, finance and maintenance (DBFM) basis for a period of 30 years.
The total project investment is estimated to be between US$175 million and US$250 million.
The hospital portion of the project will replace the Saskatchewan Hospital, which is the province's main mental health rehabilitation centre. The building opened in 1913 and does not meet the needs of a modern psychiatric hospital. The jail portion of the facility will replace the Battleford Community Corrections Centre.