Corner Brook Health Partnership has been awarded a contract to construct a new acute care hospital in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

The contract award marks the closing of a 17-month procurement process that started in January last year.

Prior to awarding the contract, the project proposals that were submitted by two teams in April this year were evaluated. Corner Brook Health Partnership includes Plenary Group, PCL Constructors Canada, Marco Services and Johnson Controls Canada.

Under the terms of the contract, the company is also responsible for the design, finance and maintenance of the new hospital. The contract value is estimated to be around $750m.

The seven-storey hospital will be built in 600,000ft2 area and have 164 beds. It will be equipped to deliver an expanded cancer care programme including radiation services.

Construction works on the hospital building will commence this summer and is estimated to complete in 2023.

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball said: “This is a hospital previous administrations have been promising since 2007 and something our government made a priority. Now, it is a hospital our government is delivering.

“We are proud of what we have achieved so far with our Way Forward health care commitments, and we are happy to see that construction will begin this year on this vital health infrastructure.”

As per the terms of the contract, Corner Brook Health Partnership will also develop an apprenticeship training programme for local apprentices.

The project is expected to create jobs for 4,000 persons during the construction phase.