Infrastructure Ontario and Joseph Brant Hospital have issued a request for qualifications to design, build and finance the hospital’s expansion and modernization project, the first expansion in more than 40 years.
The project includes the construction of a new six-storey patient-care tower and significant renovations to existing space to provide the growing local community with improved access to a larger, more modern hospital. Highlights of the project include:
o additional acute inpatient beds
o an expanded diagnostic imaging and medical diagnostics unit
o nine modern operating rooms
o a new post-anaesthetic care unit
o an expanded ambulatory care area
o an expanded cancer clinic
o an expanded intensive care unit (ICU)
o a renovated emergency department
o a new main entrance
o an expanded and modernized laboratory
The project will also involve the construction of a new, stand-alone power plant that will serve the expanded facility. Committed to environmental sustainability, Joseph Brant Hospital has also targeted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for the building.
The request for qualifications is the first step in the procurement process to select a team to design, build and finance the project. Submissions will be reviewed to pre-qualify project teams with the design and construction experience as well as the qualified personnel and financial strength to deliver a project of this size and complexity. These teams will then be invited to respond to a request for proposals, which is expected to be released in the fall of 2013.
The hospital is responsible for raising $120 million of the project’s cost. The City of Burlington is providing a $60 million civic contribution towards the total local share and the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation is embarking on a $60 million capital campaign, the largest in the hospital’s history.