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BTY’s involvement in what will be one of North America’s largest healthcare campuses spans more than 20 years.

BTY is pleased to congratulate the PCL Construction-led team on achieving financial close for the new St. Paul’s Hospital and Healthcare Campus in Vancouver in late February.

The new hospital’s GFA of 2,200 square metres on its 7.4-hectare site in the city’s False Creek Flats doubles the footprint of the existing St. Paul’s at the Burrard Street site. It will be one of North America’s largest integrated healthcare campuses.

The P3 Design-Build-Finance project team includes HDR Architecture Associates and Stantec Architecture. BTY served as the pre-bid Lenders’ Technical Advisor (LTA) for the team and will continue as Construction Monitor for the project. Construction is scheduled to start in Summer 2021 with completion expected in June 2026. BTY has more than four decades of experience providing complete healthcare project delivery solutions, from concept planning to facilities management.

BTY’s involvement caps more than 20 years of supporting Providence Health Care in planning the new facility. This has included advising on the concept development and site selection – with BTY’s initial analysis and recommendation to move from the original Burrard Street site to the new False Creek location ultimately being adopted – and developing the business case that included selling the Burrard site to help fund the new St. Paul’s. BTY team members who have contributed over the decades include Joe Rekab, BTY’s Chair and Toby Mallinder, the firm’s Managing Director. Associate Directors Ben Connor and Brendan Kwan lead the LTA and Construction Monitoring mandates.

The new St. Paul’s Hospital and health campus will remain an adult academic health sciences organization that serves patients from throughout the Province. It will continue to be a globally renowned care, research and teaching hospital that excels in acute, emergency and critical care.

“We are delighted that so many years of painstaking planning by so many has come to fruition,” says Rekab. “St. Paul’s has been a mainstay in healthcare delivery in Vancouver for more than 125 years. This new hospital ensures that the tradition will continue; residents of Vancouver and the province will continue to be well served for the next century.“

The new 548-bed hospital will offer general and specialized care, including: chronic disease management services; emergency and critical care; mental health and addictions’ beds and programs; ambulatory services and outpatient clinics; end-of-life care; Indigenous health; maternity; colorectal and gastrointestinal services; and community care and community outreach programs.

The site of the existing St. Paul’s was sold in 2020 for nearly $1 billion. The funds from the sale of the current hospital will be reinvested into the new facility; the current hospital will remain operational until the replacement opens.