The Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada has announced that the Corner Brook Health Partnership has been selected to design, build, finance and maintain a new acute care hospital in Corner Brook, Newfoundland with an estimated contract value of CAD 750 million (US$ 571.97 million).
Corner Brook Health Partnership consists of Plenary Group Ltd., PCL Investments Canada Inc., PCL Constructors Canada Inc., Marco Services Ltd, Cahill Group - Plan Group, B+H Architects / Parkin Architects and Johnson Controls Canada.
The seven-story, 600,000 square foot facility will be connected to the 145-bed long-term care home currently under construction. The hospital will have 164 beds with the same services currently provided at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, as well as an expanded cancer care program including radiation services.
Construction of the hospital will start later this summer and is anticipated to be completed in 2023.
Corner Brook Health Partnership will also host a job fair for skilled laborers looking to work on the construction, develop an apprenticeship training program for local apprentices and develop a plan to assist with hiring tradeswomen to work on the construction site. Over the course of construction, an estimated 4,000 person-years of employment and CAD 460 million (US$ 350.80 million) in GDP is expected to be created.
The announcement marks the conclusion of a 17-month procurement process, which began in January 2018 when the Department of Transportation and Works invited companies interested in the project to submit qualifications. In April of this year, two teams submitted project proposals that were evaluated leading to announcement.
This new hospital is part of The Way Forward initiative which was designed to deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living