Ontario Construction News staff writer
EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare (EDIH) has been selected to design, build, finance and maintain the new South Niagara Hospital project.
The EDIH team includes:
- Applicant Leads: EllisDon Capital Inc. & Plenary Americas LP
- Design Team: Parkin Architects Ltd. & Adamson Associates Architects
- Construction Team: EllisDon Corporation
- Financial Advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.
Infrastructure Ontario and Niagara Health selected EDIH after extensive evaluations following a request for proposals process that began in October 2021 and the project is expected to reach financial close in early 2023.
The contract cost will be announced following financial close and then construction is expected to start immediately.
The new South Niagara Hospital will be located at the intersection of Biggar Road and Montrose Road in Niagara Falls, Ontario, just off the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) and will centralize services from existing facilities.
Features will include a 24-7 emergency department, diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical services as well as medical, surgical and intensive care inpatient beds, ambulatory service and inpatient services,
The building will be designed and built to meet the Canada Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards. In addition, the project is working toward being the first WELL®-certified healthcare facility in Canada focused on the health and well-being of staff, physicians, volunteers, patients, families and caregivers and the Niagara community.
Key benefits of a project delivered with a DBFM model include significant risk transfer to the private sector over the life of the project agreement, greater cost and schedule certainty, greater potential for design and construction efficiencies and innovation and higher maintenance quality encouraged through performance-based service payments over the 30 year term.