PCL selected for McMaster Children’s Health Centre project
By STAFF REPORTConstruction Infrastructure
Infrastructure Ontario and Hamilton Health Sciences have chosen PCL Partnerships as the preferred bidder to design, build and finance the new McMaster Children’s Health Centre in Hamilton, Ont.
The PCL Partnerships team consists of PCL as constructor, TD Securities as financial advisor and Stantec Architecture Ltd. as architect.
The children’s centre will be built on Wellington Street across from Hamilton Health Sciences’ Regional Rehabilitation Centre. It will be fully accessible and include physiotherapy space, a therapeutic playground, and an outdoor wheeling track.
The facility will bring together a number of programs currently located at Hamilton Health Sciences’ Chedoke site, including: Autism Spectrum Disorder Service, Child and Youth Mental Health Program, Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation Program, and Prosthetics and Orthotics Service. Together these programs will accommodate 70,000 visits annually.
Infrastructure Ontario and Hamilton Health Sciences will now begin negotiating contract details with PCL Partnerships. The project is scheduled to reach commercial and financial close in the spring 2014. The cost announcement and construction of the centre is expected to begin shortly after.
The project is proceeding under Infrastructure Ontario’s alternative financing and procurement model, which transfers the risks associated with designing, constructing and financing the facility to the private sector.