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Preferred bidder selected for McMaster Children’s Health Centre project

Infrastructure Ontario and Hamilton Health Sciences announced today that PCL Partnerships is the preferred proponent selected to design, build and finance the new McMaster Children’s Health Centre. The team includes:

•           PCL – constructor

•           TD Securities – financial advisor

•           Stantec Architecture Limited – architect

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: Autism Spectrum Disorder Service; Child and Youth Mental Health Program; Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation Program; Prosthetics and Orthotics Service.

Together, these programs will accommodate 70,000 visits annually. The new centre will provide the space to accommodate the delivery of patient and family-focused service and individualized programming.

Infrastructure Ontario and Hamilton Health Sciences will now begin negotiating contract details with the preferred bidder. The project is expected to reach commercial and financial close in spring 2014, which will mean that relevant contracts will have been signed and the project’s costs finalized. Project costs will be announced publicly following financial close and construction of the centre is expected to begin shortly thereafter.

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