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of EllisDon's business is in healthcare,
such as the Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family
Health Centre in Vancouver.
about 1.2 million square feet. "This is one
of the largest commercial projects in the
B.C. area for EllisDon," Kerr says.
A large portion of EllisDon's business
comes from healthcare facilities. The
company presently has two multimillion-dollar projects in British Columbia.
Construction on the Joseph & Rosalie
Segal Family Health Centre, located
on the densely-populated property of
Vancouver General Hospital, achieved
occupancy in April.
"It's new construction in the middle
of a congested hospital campus, which
made the project challenging for the
team," Kerr says. "But it's a great addition to the area." The new $60 million,
130,000-square-foot facility includes a
state-of-the art healing environment for
patients needing short-term acute mental
health care, including those suffering
from major depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, psychotic and mood disorders
and substance dependence. It also features a secure roof-top garden for patients
that enjoy gardening.
The eight-story, 100-bed facility will
consolidate inpatient, outpatient and
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outreach mental health and addiction services into one building, providing clients
with a seamless continuum of care. It has
a built-in capacity for the future addition
of two extra floors.
EllisDon's other project in the province, the Penticton Regional Hospital
Patient Care Tower in Penticton, is a
300,000-square-foot addition to the existing hospital. Construction on the $325
million tower will start this summer with
a targeted completion date in 2019. Since
it is an addition to a fully operational
hospital, the project will pose challenges
because it requires integrating new and
existing technology into the tower without disrupting the current operation of
the hospital, Kerr says.
The project's first phase involves the
construction of the new patient care
tower and parkade that will include an
ambulatory care center, surgical services,
84 medical/surgical inpatient beds in
single-patient rooms, a new medical
device reprocessing unit and space for the
University of British Columbia's Faculty of
The second phase will focus on
renovating vacated areas in the hospital
to allow for an expanded emergency