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Preferred Proponent Announced


Pictured Above: Architectural rendering of the new Acute Care Centre.

A preferred proponent has been selected to begin negotiations with the provincial government and the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) related to the redevelopment of BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre.

An important next step toward the building of the new Acute Care Centre at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre has been achieved by selecting Affinity Partnerships as a preferred proponent. This follows an extensive evaluation of proponent teams that were shortlisted and invited to submit proposals to design, build, finance and provide facilities management services to the new Acute Care Centre.

Thank you to the over 100 people involved in the evaluation teams whose membership included clinicians and front-line staff as well as consultants with specific expertise in health-care planning and operations, design and construction and facilities operations.


What happens next?

The next stage of the competitive selection process is to begin negotiations with Affinity Partnerships to reach a final performance-based project contract. We expect to negotiate a performance-based contract by the spring of 2014. Details about the contract and fixed project cost will be made public after the agreement has been finalized.

Construction of the new Acute Care Centre is anticipated to get underway in the winter of 2014/15.

What are the details of the new building?

The Acute Care Centre will include inpatient units, an Emergency Department, Medical Imaging and Procedural Suites, Hematology/Oncology Department and Pediatric Intensive Care for BC Children’s Hospital. It will also include High-Risk Labour and Delivery suite and a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre. The new design will emphasize single occupant patient rooms, noise reduction features, access to natural light and views of nature, resulting in an improved healing environment.


Who is Affinity Partnerships?

Members of Affinity Partnerships include:

For the latest information about clinic relocations visit www.bcchildrens.ca.

For more information, visit the Redevelopment Project’s website: www.newcw.ca. Find the Redevelopment Project on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cwredevelopment, and on Twitter: @cwredevelopment.


Questions about the redevelopment? Please email: cwredevelopment@cw.bc.ca or call 


To contribute to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s campaign supporting the construction of the new buildings, contact them at 604-875-2444 or visit www.bcchf.ca

To support the BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation, call 604-875-2270 or visit www.bcwomensfoundation.org