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Three teams qualify for Toronto’s Michael Garron Hospital RFP stage

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by DCN News Services

TORONTO — Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Toronto’s Michael Garron Hospital have issued a request for proposals (RFP) to three teams to design, build and finance a new patient care tower project at the hospital.
Three teams qualify for Toronto’s Michael Garron Hospital RFP stage

The announcement culminates the RFQ process that began last June, indicates a Feb. 3 media announcement.

The facility was formerly known as Toronto East General Hospital and is a division of Toronto East Health Network.

The three qualifying teams are EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare, with EllisDon Design Build Inc. set for design build, B+H Architects and Diamond Schmitt responsible for design and EllisDon Capital assigned to serve as the financial advisor; PCL Partnership, with design build duties allocated to PCL Constructor Canada Inc., design responsibilities assigned to Parkin Architects Limited and WZMH Architects and TD Securities set to serve as financial advisor; and Walsh Toronto East Health Partners, with Walsh Canada assigned the design build, Perkins + Will and Cumulus Architects set to do design and Walsh Infrastructure Canada Ltd. signing on as financial advisor.

The teams will have approximately six months to prepare RFP submissions. The winning bidder is expected to be announced in November 2017, with construction expected to begin in early 2018.

The project involves the construction of a new eight-storey patient care tower and three-storey podium as well as demolition of some existing wings and selected renovations to the existing hospital at the connection points.

Approximately 550,000 square feet of the hospital will be redeveloped, including replacement of the oldest beds in the medical/surgical and rehabilitation units, consolidation of ambulatory care and ambulatory procedures, replacement of the mental health inpatient units for adult and child/youth care, creation of two levels of underground parking and a new main entrance, and accommodation of administrative and support services needed to support the clinical services.

The project also involves renovation of approximately 100,000 square feet of other areas within the existing hospital.

The proponents are aiming for LEED Silver certification for design excellence and sustainability and the project is being delivered using IO's Alternative Financing and Procurement model.

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