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Plenary Health awarded Milton Hospital expansion project

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January 20, 2015 by STAFF REPORT

Artist's rendering of the Milton hospital redevelopment project
Artist's rendering of the Milton hospital redevelopment project

Plenary Health has been awarded the contract to design, build, finance and maintain the Milton District Hospital expansion project, according to a recent release from Infrastructure Ontario.

The selection of Plenary Health is the result of extensive evaluations following an open, fair and competitive request-for-proposals process that began in April 2014. The Plenary Health team includes:

    • Developer: Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd.
    • Constructor: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
    • Architect: B+H Architects, RTKL Associates
    • Financial Advisor: RBC Capital Markets
    • Facility Manager: Johnson Controls Canada LP

The Milton District Hospital expansion project will add 330,000 sq. ft. of space to the existing 125,000-sq.-ft. hospital. Designed to address the needs of all users, including seniors, children, individuals with visual or cognitive impairments and those using wheelchairs and other mobility aids, the project will focus on meeting the care needs of those living in Milton, one of the fastest growing communities in Canada.

These services include:

    • expansion of emergency, surgical services, medical/surgical inpatient units, critical care, maternal newborn and diagnostic imaging and support services
    • overall capacity increase from 63 to 129 in-patient beds
    • eighty per cent single-patient rooms for improved infection prevention and control and to provide increased patient privacy and a quieter healing environment
    • addition of the hospital’s first Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine
    • a Level 2A Special Care Nursery with capacity for eight bassinettes in the Maternal Newborn Unit

The expansion project will target the Canada Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) rating system, with a goal of achieving LEED Silver certification. LEED buildings focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources.

Infrastructure Ontario and Halton Healthcare Services will now work to finalize contract details with Plenary Health. The project is expected to reach commercial and financial close in spring 2015, which will mean that relevant contracts have been signed and a financing rate has been set. The contract cost will be announced publicly following financial close and construction is scheduled to begin shortly thereafter.