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Arup chosen as prime consultant for new Calgary Cancer Centre

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March 24, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Arup, an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, will provide full multi-disciplinary technical advisory services to the Government of Alberta for the new Calgary Cancer Centre.

Located on the Foothills Medical Centre site, the new cancer centre will provide people living in Calgary and southern Alberta with better access to leading edge cancer care.

As the prime consultant for the technical advisory team, Arup will provide expertise on all disciplines of engineering, master planning, architecture, traffic and transport, IT, medical equipment, and technical specialties.

The project will include a new outpatient facility, an inpatient facility, research space, a bone marrow transplant unit, and advanced diagnostics and treatment incorporating radiation therapy. Construction of the 80,000 to 90,000 m2 facility is expected to begin early in 2016.

Traditional build and Public-Private-Partnership options are being reviewed for the procurement of the new cancer centre.