Infrastructure Ontario awards $1.3 billion Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital contact to Plenary Health

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STAFF WRITER The GTA Construction Report

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Mackenzie Health (MH) have awarded a fixed price contract to Plenary Health to design, build, finance and maintain the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. The contract is valued at approximately $1.3 billion which reflects the payments made during construction, the substantial completion payment and the monthly service payments before inflation adjustments. This figure does not reflect the total project cost, IO said in a news release.

With all contractual steps now completed, construction will begin immediately and work is expected to be completed in 2020.

IO says the project is a significant economic opportunity for local suppliers and contractors. At the peak of construction, Plenary Health estimates that more than 600 workers will be on site daily.

IO and MH announced Plenary Health as the preferred proponent in August 2016 after extensive evaluations following a request for proposals process that began in June 2015.

The Plenary Health team includes:

• Developer: Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd.

• Equity providers: Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd., PCL Investments Canada Inc.

• Design-build: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

• Design: Stantec Architecture Ltd.

• Facilities management: Johnson Controls Canada LP

• Financial advisor: Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd.

Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital is the first hospital to be built in the city of Vaughan, and the first new hospital to be built in the York Region in the last 30 years. It will also be the first hospital in Canada to feature fully integrated “smart” technology, which features systems and medical devices that can speak directly to one another to maximize information exchange.

• IO says the new hospital will include:

• A state of the art emergency department

• Modern surgical services and operating rooms

• Advanced diagnostic imaging

• Specialized ambulatory clinics and intensive care beds

• Approximately 90 per cent single occupancy acutecare patient rooms for infection prevention and control;

IO says the project will focus on sustainable design and construction with the goal of achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.

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