$2 Billion Contract Lasts 30 Years
The new hospital in Oakville, which will be located on the northwest corner of Third Line and Dundas, will begin construction in August of 2011. This will provide a boost to the local economy from now until the summer of 2015 when the hospital is scheduled to be completed. Hospital Infrastructure Partners, who won the contract to build the new facility, estimates that more than 1,100 workers will be on site daily at the peak of construction.
The contract, which is worth approximately $2 billion dollars in today’s dollars, covers the design and construction of the building, maintenance, life-cycle repair and renewal, as well as project financing. The hospital contract was awarded after a fair and competitive bidding process.
The New Oakville Hospital will be replacing the current hospital downtown Oakville on Allan Street. It will offer a full range of services including:
• acute inpatient care;
• maternal child care;
• complex continuing care;
• renal dialysis;
• inpatient and outpatient adult and child and adolescent mental health;
• secondary and tertiary level programs.
The facility will be built to meet the Canada Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. Buildings that meet LEED qualifications focus on healthy indoor environments, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of energy, water and other resources.