Planning for the construction of the research center at the St Pauls Hospital in Vancouver is currently ongoing after the provincial government and Providence Health Care announced that they have shortlisted select teams for the build and design of the facility. This will be the hospital’s second phase of development, with the first phase being a US$2.2 billion new replacement and enlarged hospital complex on the east side of the 18.4-acre site, immediately north of SkyTrain Main Street Station, which began construction this spring. The procurement work that is now underway focused on the clinical support and research facility located directly west of the main hospital structure.
Vancouver St Pauls Hospital project brief
A total floor space of around 800,000 square feet would be shared by many office buildings, including one connected to the 1.7 million-square-foot hospital complex by a double-story covered sky bridge in the new facility. The center complements the hospital by providing space for an innovation center, research and teaching programs, independent clinical researchers, infrastructure for emerging technology, research data and analytics, medical offices for doctors and specialists, and a childcare facility for up to 49 minors. Greystar Canada Real Estate, Oxford Properties, and NorthWest Healthcare Properties have been asked to participate in the request for proposal (RFP) bidding process. The RFP will be distributed to these teams in early 2022, with a successful proponent being chosen in the summer.
“The clinical support and research center will bring together Providence’s patients, physicians, researchers, clinicians, corporate staff and leaders, as well as industry players, academic partners, and startups, to share ideas, collaborate on discoveries, and innovate new medical advancements that will change the world.” “This new cutting-edge facility will serve as the foundation for Vancouver’s newest research and innovation cluster,” said Fiona Dalton, president, and CEO of Providence Health Care.