Plenary preferred bidder for BC heart centre

A consortium headed by The Plenary Group has been named preferred bidder for a design, build, finance and operate contract to develop a heart and vascular centre in British Columbia, Canada. The project is valued near C$448m.

A public-private partnership (PPP) to design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) a heart and vascular centre in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, named yesterday the Plenary Health consortium as preferred bidder for the project.

The PPP, valued at around C$448 million (€319 million; $458 million), is a Kelowna General Hospital building, and will be named the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre (IHSC).

The project kicked off in 2011. That June, Plenary was selected for a shortlist that also included:

– Alliance Health Group, a consortium of Lend Lease Canada, infrastructure developer Gracorp Capital Advisors and construction outfit Graham Design-Build Services (both owned by The Graham Group), design-build consultant Stantec, conglomerate Honeywell International, and facility manager Black & McDonald;

– Jade Heath, a consortium led by VINCI teaming VINCI Construction, VINCI Facilities, VINCI Investments, The Ledcor Group of Companies, Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Panning, and Arup Group, as well as Black & McDonald;

The Plenary consortium is led by The Plenary Group, and comprises HOK Architects, CEI Architecture Planning Interiors, PCL Constructors, Johnson Controls and once again Black & McDonald. 

Plenary is expected to sign a performance-based agreement by the summer.