Canadian design firm Stantec and HDR Architect have been selected to design the new St. Paul’s hospital project in Vancouver, British Columbia.

St. Paul’s Hospital is an acute care, teaching and research hospital. It offers many medical and surgical programmes such as heart and lung services, HIV/AIDS, mental health, emergency, elder care, critical care, kidney care, and many surgical specialties.

The new two millionft2 healthcare facility will be a patient-centred campus of care with focus on sustainability, resiliency and keeping patients healthy within their own community.

It will feature a new emergency department, a critical care unit, a maternal newborn unit and birthing suits, as well as a multilevel, 1,170-space parking structure.

Stantec vice president Darren Burns said: “There’s never been a more important time to expand the healthcare capacity in Canada and we are proud to add this new welcoming and supportive space to the Vancouver landscape.

“The design supports an enhanced patient experience while creating a timeless space that embraces the history of this long-respected institution.”

The new St. Paul’s Hospital will offer surgical and interventional services, outpatient services, inpatient and outpatient mental health services, community care and outreach programmes.

It will also include parks and public plazas along with community infrastructure to integrate the new facility with the community it serves.

In addition to HDR and Stantec, the design-build team includes PCL Construction.

The site preparation and construction work on the new facility is expected to commence in spring this year and complete in 2026.