Infrastructure Ontario and Hamilton Health Sciences announced on April 1st that PCL Partnerships has signed a fixed price contract to design, build and finance of the new McMaster Children's Treatment Centre.PCL Partnership beat out competition from two other teams shortlisted on April 23rd. The consortium is formed by:
The value of the contract with PCL Partnerships is CAD$70.5 million. The contract cost covers the design and construction of the facility, as well as project financing.
The project is proceeding under Infrastructure Ontario's alternative financing and procurement model, which transfers the risks associated with designing, constructing, and financing the facility to the private sector.
The new children's centre will be constructed on Wellington Street across from Hamilton Health Sciences' Regional Rehabilitation Centre. It will be fully accessible and will include an outdoor wheeling track, a therapeutic playground and physiotherapy space. The new site will bring together a number of programs that are currently located at Hamilton Health Sciences' Chedoke site. including:
The new centre will provide the space to accommodate the delivery of patient- and family-focused service and individualized programming. Together, these programs will accommodate 70,000 visits annually.