BURLINGTON, ON, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Cannon Design Ltd., a Toronto architectural firm, has been selected to lead the planning, design and compliance aspects of the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital project, the hospital's first major redevelopment in more than 40 years.
The project will include the construction of a new, six-storey patient-care tower and significant renovations to existing space. Highlights of the project include:
- 77 additional inpatient beds
- expansion of the diagnostic imaging and medical diagnostics unit
- new operating rooms, post-anaesthetic care unit and expanded ambulatory procedures area
- a new ambulatory care and cancer centre
- a new main entrance
- a new laboratory
The project will also see the construction of a new, stand-alone power plant that will serve the expanded facility. Committed to environmental sustainability, Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital has also targeted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification for the new facility. When the project is complete, the growing community will have enhanced access to a larger, more modern hospital.
The planning, design and compliance team will establish the guidelines and performance requirements the successful building team must meet when preparing their designs. The team will also monitor construction progress and provide coordination and oversight services throughout the course of the project.
Once the planning, design and compliance aspects are completed, the hospital and Infrastructure Ontario will issue a request for qualifications for a company to design, build and finance the project, using the alternative financing and procurement model. Under this model, risks associated with the design, construction and financing of complex hospital projects are transferred to the private sector.
Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are working with Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital to expand and renovate the facility, which will remain publicly owned, publicly controlled and publicly accountable.
Infrastructure Ontario is a Crown corporation dedicated to delivering some of the province's larger and more complex infrastructure renewal projects, on time and on budget. It also manages one of the largest real estate portfolios in Canada, offers real estate services, such as asset management and property and land management; and provides the public sector and not-for-profit organizations with long-term financing to renew public infrastructure.
Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale
"This is a clear sign of the McGuinty government's commitment to the redevelopment of Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital. Our investment will further improve the health services our residents deserve and expect."
Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
"This is a significant step forward in the redevelopment of Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital and great news for the people of Burlington and surrounding communities. I'm proud of our government's commitment to modernizing health facilities to ensure high quality care at the right time and in the right place."
Eric Vandewall, President and CEO, Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital
"This is the next important step for Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in improving our hospital facility to ensure that we continue to provide the very best care for our patients and community."
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SOURCE: Infrastructure Ontario
For further information:
Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital
(905) 632-3737 ext. 2062