Ontario Construction News staff writer
Stantec has been named as the prime consultant to provide architectural, interior design, building and civil engineering services for the new Queensway Health Centre in Toronto.
The Trillium Health Partners (THP) site will be a nine-story, 600,000-square-foot patient tower including over 350 beds in a modern, dedicated centre for complex care and rehabilitation services.
Stantec is also designing minor renovations to the existing hospital. A new central utility plant provides services to the new tower. In addition to the firm’s work at the Queensway campus, Stantec is providing planning, design, and conformance (PDC) services for THP’s new Mississauga Hospital project.
The expanded hospital will significantly increase bed capacity and improve access to specialized health services for the largest hospital in the province.
“In designing Queensway Health Centre, our team is embracing THP’s values of Compassion, Excellence, and Courage to create a dynamic, welcoming, and sustainable facility for the community,” said George Bitsakakis, project principal for Stantec.
“We believe that facility design plays a vital role in optimizing patient care and clinical services while creating positive spaces for patients, staff, and the neighboring community. We’re excited to continue our work with THP to support the health and well-being of the community.”
The building design will create a healing environment with access to daylight and views as well as intuitive wayfinding. Landscaped outdoor spaces will serve as natural extensions of indoor patient and public spaces providing amenity space for patients, families, and staff. The building design brings a strong sense of connection to the community and reinforces the urban fabric.
The new hospital building will connect to the existing hospital complex via a pedestrian corridor with the patient tower defining the northern edge of the Queensway campus with H-shaped floor plates that reflect the use and clinical functionality of the building.
Stantec has designed several healthcare facilities in Ontario in recent years, including Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital’s new 1.2 million-square-foot facility, Cambridge Memorial Hospital’s new patient care wing, Brockville General Hospital’s Phase II Redevelopment Project, and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Phase 1C Redevelopment.