Affinity Partnerships to build, operate acute care centre in B.C.
The Affinity Partnerships consortium of Balfour Beatty and Ledcor Group has reached a $21.8-million agreement with the Provincial Health Services Authority to build and operate the Teck Acute Care Centre at the B.C. Children’s and B.C. Women’s Hospital and Health Centre.
Construction of the 640,000-sq.-ft. Teck Acute Care Centre building is expected to begin in the fall. The eight-storey building will include medical and surgical inpatient units, an emergency department, medical imaging and procedural suites, hematology/oncology department and pediatric intensive care for BC Children’s. It will also include a high-risk birthing unit and a new neonatal intensive care unit for BC Women’s. The centre will be designed to LEED gold standards and is expected to open in 2017.
Balfour Beatty will invest 70 per cent while Ledcor Developments will invest 30 per cent of the $21.8 million in the private public partnership project, which covers the design, construction, financing and facilities management. Design-build construction services will be split 50/50.