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Amico, EllisDon and PCL teams prequalified for new Niagara Falls, Ont. hospital

By David Kennedy   


The greenfield hospital will be built at Biggar and Montrose roads. PHOTO: Adobe Stock/Spiroview Inc.

Three construction teams have been prequalified to bid on an upcoming hospital project in southeastern Ontario expected to cost more than $1 billion.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Niagara Health signed off on the credentials of consortia that include contractors Amico, EllisDon and PCL after issuing a request for qualifications this February. Full breakdowns of the EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare, Niagara Care Partners and Plenary PCL Niagara Health teams are included below.

The Crown agency and regional health care provider intend to issue a request for proposals for the design, build, finance and maintain project this fall.

Plans for the greenfield South Niagara Hospital at Biggar and Montrose roads in Niagara Falls, Ont. include approximately 1.2 million sq. ft. of floor space with 469 patients beds and eight operating suites, among other services. Along with a design that will meet LEED Silver benchmarks, the project team is aiming to make the new hospital Canada’s first WELL-certified health care facility.


The precise cost of the hospital will not be available until the contract is awarded, but IO lists the project as worth more than $1 billion in its latest P3 Market Update. The procurement agency anticipates picking a winning bidder in late 2022.

Construction on the new health care site will take roughly four years once crews break ground, Niagara Health said.


The three prequalified consortia:

EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare

Applicant lead: EllisDon Corp.
Design team: Parkin Architects Ltd.
Construction team: EllisDon Corp.
Facilities management: EllisDon Facilities Services
Financial advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.

Niagara Care Partners

Applicant leads: Amico Concessions Inc, Sacyr Concesiones, S.l., and SNC-Lavalin Capital Inc.
Design team: IBI Group Architects (Canada) Inc.
Construction team: Sacyr Construccion, S.A and Amico Design Build Inc.
Facilities management: Sacyr Concesiones, S.L, SNS-Lavalin O&M Inc, and Amico Concessions Inc.
Financial advisor: MUFG Bank Ltd.

Plenary PCL Niagara Health

Applicant leads: Plenary Americas LP and PCL Investments Inc.
Design team: Cannon Design Ltd.
Construction team: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Facilities management: Johnson Controls Canada L.P
Financial advisor: Plenary Americas LP


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