The Queen Charlotte/Haida Gwaii Hospital Replacement project was officially announced by the Province of B.C. on April 12, 2012 in the Village of Queen Charlotte. This project is an important investment for families and future generations in the Village of Queen Charlotte and the surrounding communities in the delivery of quality, sustainable health care services.
The new facility will cost up to $50 million dollars, and is a cost share between the Province and the North West Regional Hospital District. The project is being undertaken in a design-build approach, which bring innovation to the process by integrating the design and construction teams together.
The project has entered the procurement phase. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was issued on July 18, 2012, and closed on September 21, 2012. Three teams have been shortlisted and will enter into the request for proposals stage of the project.
The three shortlisted teams are:
Team name: Bouygues Building Canada and Perkins+Will
Team name: Lark/Maple JV
Maple Reinders Inc.
Lark Projects Ltd.
Team name: PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.
PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.
Hughes Condon Marler Architects
Construction of the new facility is expected to begin in summer 2013, and it is expected 189 direct jobs will be created during construction.
The new hospital will be built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification and maximize the use of wood where feasible in keeping with the Province’s Wood First Act.
This project will provide new and expanded patient care services for the region and will support Northern Health in meeting demand projections for health care services. The existing Queen Charlotte General Hospital was built in 1950 and it is too costly to refurbish this building.