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PCL among consortium picked to build new $750M hospital in Corner Brook, N.L.

By On-Site Staff   

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A rendering of the new hospital that will replace the Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook. PHOTO: Government of N.L.

CORNER BROOK, N.L.—A seven-firm consortium has been picked to take on a major new hospital project on the west end of Newfoundland.

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball announced late last week the government has selected the Corner Brook Health Partnership to build a replacement for the aging Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook. The design, build, finance and maintain contract for the seven-storey hospital is worth about $750 million.

PCL Constructors Canada Inc. and Marco Services Ltd. are the design/build contractors for acute health care facility, while the Canadian arm of Plenary Group Ltd. will serve as the developer.

Picking the winning consortium June 28 wraps up a nearly 18-month procurement process. It also brings an end to years of false starts on a new hospital for the region.


Plans for the new site include 600,000 sq. ft. of floor space and 164 patient beds. Along with all the services offered at the city’s current Western Memorial hospital, the new facility will include an expanded cancer centre that provides radiation services.

Crews are scheduled to get shovels in the ground on the project this summer. Construction is expected to be complete by 2023.


A complete breakdown of the winning consortium:

Developer and equity member: Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd.
Equity member: PCL Investments Canada Inc.
Design-builders: PCL Constructors Canada Inc., Marco Services Ltd.
Mechanical-electrical contractors: Cahill Group, Plan Group
Architects: B+H Architects, Parkin Architects
Facilities Management: Johnson Controls


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