Dawson Creek and District Hospital Redevelopment Announcement
We are thrilled to announce our selection as Preferred Proponent for the Dawson Creek and District Hospital Redevelopment, a $300M+ new ground-up hospital in Dawson Creek, BC!
Our Clark Builders | Turner partnership, and our Design Team, led by HDR Architecture Associates Inc., will design and build a modern new hospital for our client, Northern Health, on an undeveloped portion of the Northern Lights College campus.
Execution of the Design-Build Agreement is anticipated to take place in 2022 and construction to begin shortly after. The hospital is expected to be ready for patients in 2026. The new building will be approximately 19,400 square metres (209,000 square feet) and have 70 beds, which is an increase of 24. The emergency department will also increase in size, with treatment spaces increasing from 10 to 15.
Mental health service delivery will be brought up to modern standards with a new inpatient suite and an increase of beds from 15 to 18. The new hospital will be located on the territory of Treaty 8 First Nations. Local First Nations will be consulted throughout the project to ensure culturally appropriate spaces are available, which will also include a non-denominational spiritual room for use by people of all cultures and faiths.
“It is a touchstone event to be moving forward into the design phase of the Dawson Creek and District Hospital project. The new hospital and its expanded range of services and capacity is a critical need for the residents of this region. As chair of the Peace River Regional Hospital District Board, I would like to congratulate the preferred proponent. We look forward to marking the next chapter in this very important initiative.”
Brad Sperling, chair, Peace River Regional Hospital District
For further information regarding this project, please visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0160-001763