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EllisDon reaches substantial completion on new Ontario hospital just north of Guelph

By On-Site Staff   


A new hospital in Ontario’s Wellington County is set to open in late spring or early summer as the construction team hands over the keys to the new 152,000 sq. ft. facility to the province.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) said crews reached substantial completion Feb. 26.

“With the achievement of this major milestone, the hospital will have full access to, and control of the building,” Stephen Street, the hospital’s president and CEO, said in a release. “During the next few months, the contractor will complete remaining minor construction deficiencies, and staff will begin preparing for occupancy. “

Mississauga, Ont.-based EllisDon headed the design-build-finance $127.5 million project, which got underway in summer 2017 midway between fast-growing towns of Elora and Fergus.


The new 45-bed hospital will replace the existing GMCH facility in Fergus. Built on a 30-acre greenfield site, the new hospital is larger than its predecessor and includes more space for the emergency, diagnostic imaging and ambulatory care departments.

An official open date has yet to be determined, but with crews working on the finishing touches, the new hospital is expected to open its doors no later than this summer.


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