On-Site Magazine

Ontario hospital expansion complete

By Jillian Morgan   


The hospital now features a sustainable building strategy targeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification through the Canada Green Building Council.

A $512 million expansion on a hospital in Milton, Ont., is complete.

The 125,000 square foot Milton District Hospital received an added 330,000 square feet of space, among other upgrades.

The expansion was designed and built by PCL Constructors Canada.

PCL achieved substantial completion in April 2017. Owner Halton Healthcare was able to provide patient care in October 2017.


“The Milton District Hospital expansion project is a case study for design-build excellence,” said Kelly Wallace, PCL Toronto district manager. “Achieving total completion within seven months of substantial completion on a project of this scope speaks volumes about the collaboration and respect exhibited by all partners.”

Other upgrades include expanded emergency and surgical services, medical/surgical inpatient units, critical care, maternal newborn and diagnostic imaging and support services.

The hospital also received an overall capacity increase from 63 to 129 inpatient beds and now offers 80 per cent single-patient rooms.

A magnetic resonance imaging machine and level 2A special care nursery with capacity for eight bassinets in the maternal newborn unit were also added.

Over 600 workers were on site daily at the peak of construction. Plenary Group acted as sponsor, equity investor and financial arranger for the project. Johnson Controls provided facility management.

Smith and Andersen provided mechanical and electrical consulting for the project, while structural consulting was provided by WSP. The architecture firms for the project include B+H Architects and RTKL Associates.

“The partnership that came together to build the expansion at Milton District has set a new standard for hospital construction and design in Ontario,” said Bill Bailey, vice president of redevelopment, Halton Healthcare.

“Not only was construction completed on-time and on-budget, construction deficiencies that remained after substantial completion were addressed quickly … This is an incredible achievement.”



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