Breaking Ground at Corner Brook

Team breaks ground on new Corner Brook Acute Care Hospital

Published 20 August 2019

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, recently marked the beginning of construction for the new acute care hospital in Corner Brook.

"It gives me great pleasure to see construction beginning on the new hospital for western Newfoundland. We look forward to seeing the progress of construction over the next few years and to the day when the Corner Brook facility is providing residents in the region with improved health care in a modern environment," said Premier Ball.

Throughout the remainder of August, site perimeter fencing, more heavy equipment, and work trailers will be arriving on site. Excavation is scheduled to begin in early September followed by the pouring of concrete for the foundation beginning in early October.

The new seven-storey, 600,000 square-foot hospital will be connected to the 145-bed long-term care home that Plenary is currently building on the site. The new facility will have 164 beds with the same services currently provided at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, as well as an expanded cancer care program, including radiation services.

Prior to the ground-breaking, the Corner Book Health Partnership team achieved financial close on the public-private partnership to design, build, finance and maintain the new facility.

“Plenary, PCL, Johnson Controls and our local partners Marco and Cahill Group are proud to be partnering with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to deliver state-of-the-art health care services to the region,” said Brian Budden, Plenary’s President & CEO. “Our team is thrilled to have recently achieved financial close on the new acute care hospital project in Corner Brook, and the remarkably efficient financing that we achieved will be of long-term benefit to the Authority and the taxpayers of Newfoundland and Labrador.”

The Corner Brook Health Partnership consortium includes:

  • Developer and equity member: Plenary Group
  • Equity member: PCL Investments Canada Inc.
  • Design-builder: PCL Constructors Canada Inc./Marco
  • Mechanical-electrical Contractor: Cahill Group / Plan Group
  • Architect: B+H Architects/Parkin
  • Facilities Management: Johnson Controls

Construction is expected to be complete in 2023. The design for the new hospital can be viewed here:

Stephanie Williamson

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