Brockville, Ont. hospital redevelopment substantially complete as EllisDon hands off keys to new $131.2M patient tower
By On-Site StaffConstruction
EllisDon Corp. has passed the freshly-minted keys to a new patient tower to the head of the Brockville General Hospital.
The ceremonial hand-off Aug. 11 concludes approximately two and a half years of work on the $131.2 million health care redevelopment project in the eastern Ontario city.
The new 175,000 sq. ft. tower includes new beds for inpatients and added space for mental health and addiction services, among other features. Built adjacent to the existing site, the four-storey building is essentially an addition, bringing all of the hospital’s services under one roof. The build-finance contract also covered renovations to about 20,000 sq. ft. of the original hospital.
With substantial completion at the site reached, crews will fit-out the space with new equipment and furnishings in the coming weeks. The new facility is expected to open its doors to patients this fall.
The construction milestone in Brockville follows the official opening of the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus, Ont. one day earlier. EllisDon also took the lead on that project, reaching substantial completion on the $127.5 million job this February.