Companies shortlisted for new children's treatment centres

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario and ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development have shortlisted three teams to design, build and finance new children's treatment centres in Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville.

Based on a request for qualifications process that began in January 2013, the three following teams — each including a developer, designer, builder and a finance group — were shortlisted:

Peel-Halton Partnership

  • Bondfield Construction Company Limited
  • Stantec Architecture
  • Rocklynn Capital Inc.

Kids Health Infrastructure Partnership

  • Carillion Canada Inc
  • Bird Design-Build Inc
  • Zeidler Partnership Architects
  • Mitchell Architects
  • Investec Capital Markets

PCL Partnerships

  • PCL Constructors Canada Inc
  • NORR Limited
  • Montgomery Sisam Architects

The teams will be invited to respond to a request for proposals, expected to be issued in fall 2013.

The ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development is the largest of Ontario's 20 children's treatment centres, treating more than 13,500 children and youth with disabilities each year in Peel, Halton and Dufferin. The three new facilities will allow ErinoakKids to consolidate programs and services from ten existing sites and will be purpose-built for children with disabilities and special needs. The largest facility will be approximately 122,000 square feet and will be located in Brampton, with the other two sites in Mississauga and Oakville, approximately 93,000 and 74,000 square feet respectively.

The new buildings are slated to open in early 2017 and will offer a wide range of services, including:

  • autism services such as intensive behavioural intervention and applied behavioural analysis
  • infant hearing and blind low vision services
  • physiotherapy and occupational therapy services
  • speech and language services
  • assistive devices resources services
  • medical, nursing and specialty medical services
  • respite services (at Brampton location only)
  • family support services

The project will support ErinoakKids in its mission to help children and youth with physical, developmental and communication disabilities achieve optimal levels of independence, learning, health and well-being.

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services are working with ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development to build the new children's treatment centres, which will remain publicly owned and controlled.

Infrastructure Ontario is a crown agency of the Province of Ontario that delivers large, complex infrastructure renewal projects on time and on budget. Over the last six years, the province has applied Infrastructure Ontario's Alternative Financing and Procurement model to 83 major projects valued at approximately $38 billion dollars, saving taxpayers an estimated $3 billion dollars. Infrastructure Ontario also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, provides municipalities and eligible public sector clients with financing to renew public infrastructure, and leverages its private-sector expertise to manage major commercial transactions on behalf of the province.

Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca for more information.

Quotes:

Teresa Piruzza, Minister of Children and Youth Services
"I know how important the children's treatment centres are for everyone in the community they serve, so it's great news to see this project continue to move forward. When complete, these new facilities will provide families better access to the right kind of care, close to home."

Bridget Fewtrell, President and CEO, ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development 
"Reaching this milestone brings us another step closer to creating these much-needed facilities for children and youth with disabilities and complex disorders. The three new buildings will be accessible and appropriately designed to enable delivery of outstanding care and treatment to our community now and for generations to come."

Disponible en français

SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario

For further information:

Contacts:

Mandy Downes
Infrastructure Ontario
416-327-5246

Carolyn Hill
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and
Development
905-855-2690, Ext. 4447


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