St. Paul's Hospital Redevelopment Project looking for architects
VANCOUVER, FEBRUARY 20, 2013 – The redevelopment of St. Paul’s Hospital continues to gain momentum with the posting of a Request for Proposals to provide architectural services for the project.
Announced in June 2012 by Premier Christy Clark, the St. Paul’s Hospital redevelopment project envisions a new state-of-the-art centre of health innovation, care, and research, housing numerous hospital outpatient clinics, diagnostic care and same-day surgical services. The renewal will also include important upgrades to existing buildings, including seismic and operational improvements.
“St. Paul’s Hospital is world-renowned for its research, teaching and care,” said Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid. “We’re making sure it remains a hub of innovation, excellence and compassionate patient care, serving British Columbian families far into the future.”
MacDiarmid added the redevelopment will benefit patients and health professionals alike with upgraded operating rooms and expanded hospital capacity to meet future demand.
The RFP invites Architects to submit proposals to provide managing consultant and architectural services for the conceptual design of an ambulatory care building – a critical initial component of the redevelopment project.
“Over the past several months, Providence has been working closely with Vancouver Coastal Health and the Ministry of Health to finalize the current redevelopment concept plan,” said Dianne Doyle, president and CEO of Providence Health Care. “Advancing a feasibility study to confirm constructability of the new ambulatory centre on the hospital site will further inform the planning for this project.”
The RFP can be viewed at the BC Bid website: www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca/open.dll/welcome (browse opportunities by organization under “Providence Health Care”).
Providence Health Care (PHC) is one of Canada's largest faith-based health care organizations, operating 16 health care facilities in Greater Vancouver. PHC operates one of two adult academic health science centres in the province, performs cutting-edge research in more than 30 clinical specialties, and focuses its services on six “populations of emphasis”: cardio-pulmonary risks and illnesses, HIV/AIDS, mental health, renal risks and illness, specialized needs in aging and urban health and is home to the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.
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