Newfoundland and Labrador selects Avalon Healthcare Partnership for mental health hospital development project

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The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has selected Avalon Healthcare Partnership to design, build, finance, and maintain a new adult mental health and addictions hospital in St. John’s.

The project includes:

  • A 240,000 square foot, six-story, 102-bed hospital;
  • A parking garage with space for 1,000 vehicles; and,
  • A new 60-bed hostel to replace the Agnes Cowan Hostel.

Early site work and demolition of the Agnes Cowan Hostel will start in the coming weeks and continue throughout the fall to make way for construction of the hospital beginning next spring.

Construction on the parking garage will start this fall and will be completed in late 2021. Construction of the hospital will be completed in late 2024.

The estimated net present value of the new hospital contract is US$330 million.

Avalon Healthcare Partnership is a partnership consisting of 13 companies:

  • Plenary Americas LP - Respondent Team Lead and Equity Provider
  • Marco Group Limited - Design-Builder
  • G.J. Cahill (1979) Limited - Service Provider & Design Builder
  • B+H Architects Inc. - Design Lead
  • John Hearn Architect Ltd. - Local Design Consultant
  • Smith and Andersen Consulting Engineering - Mechanical and Electrical and Design Consultant
  • R.V. Anderson Associates Ltd. - Civil Design Consultant
  • Entuitive - Structural Design Consultant
  • S+A Footprint - Energy and Sustainability Consultant
  • Rowan, Williams, Davies & Irwin Inc. - Acoustics and Vibration Design Consultant
  • BA Group Consulting Group Ltd - Traffic Design Consultant
  • Mills & Wright Landscape and Architecture Inc - Landscape Design Consultant
  • Newton Group Ltd. - Parking Garage Design-Builder


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