Walsh Canada Selected as Preferred Proponent to Build Etobicoke Hospital
Walsh Canada is pleased to announce that it has recently achieved Preferred Proponent status as part of the consortium for the Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower.
The Etobicoke General Hospital project, administered by Infrastructure Ontario and William Osler Health System, is a 250,000 square-foot, LEED Silver, five-story addition to the existing facility that will expand on acute and sub-specialty clinical services as well as support services, some of which include:
• Ambulatory Procedures (Outpatient surgery)
• Cardiology, Respiratory and Neuro-Diagnostic Department
• Critical Care Unit
• Emergency Department
• Medical Day Care Unit
• Women’s and Children’s (Labor and Delivery with NICU)
• Satellite Diagnostic Imaging Unit
• Materials Management
• Patient Food Service
• Corporate Registration
• Approximately 17,000 SF of renovations in the existing hospital
Construction is valued at $170 million and scheduled for completion in November 2018. The project will be delivered using a Design-Build-Finance-Maintain model. Other consortium members include DIF Infra 4 Canada Ltd. (equity), Axium Infrastructure (equity), Brookfield Financial (developer and financial advisor), HDR Inc. (design lead) and Cofely Services (facilities maintenance).
“This is a significant win for Walsh as it advances our position in the Canadian P3 market and maintains our reputation as one of the top healthcare builders in North America.” said Craig Lesurf, Vice President and Business Group Leader of Walsh Canada. “With strong prospects for the future of public-private partnerships in Canada, this project supports our long-term growth strategy.”
Despite competing against long established contractors, Walsh has continued to punch above its weight since its foray into the local market five years ago to establish itself as one of the top construction companies. The newly acquired project adds to Walsh’s growing Canadian P3 portfolio that includes the recently completed Women’s College Hospital Capital Redevelopment and Credit Valley Hospital Phase 3 Priority Areas Redevelopment, currently under construction.