Plenary team preferred bidder for new Canadian hospital

The consortium will design, build, finance and maintain the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, with financial close to take place later this year.

A consortium led by developer Plenary Group has been named preferred bidder to design, build, finance and maintain the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital – the first hospital in the city of Vaughan and the first to be built in the York Region over the last 30 years.

The team – which will also see PCL Constructors handle construction, Johnson Controls Canada take care of facilities management and Stantec Architecture design the hospital – beat competition from a consortium of Fengate Capital Management, EllisDon Capital and Carillion Canada.

Commercial and financial close for the project is expected in the fall of 2016, when the total cost of the contract will be publicly disclosed, Plenary said in a statement. Infrastructure Ontario and Mackenzie Health are procuring the project, which started with a request for proposals in June 2015.

The new hospital will include an emergency department; surgical services and operating rooms; advanced diagnostic imaging; specialised ambulatory clinics and intensive care beds; as well as acute-care patient rooms for infection prevention and control.

Ontario is in the midst of a record infrastructure investment programme which will see it invest $160 billion in developing new projects over the next 12 years. On the healthcare front, Infrastructure Ontario has completed 35 hospitals as at 31 March with private sector participation.