Stantec has received a contract to provide planning, design and conformance (PDC) services for the proposed South Niagara Hospital in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
The scope of works includes providing the illustrative schematic design, detailed output specifications for design and construction requirements.
The company will also assess and ensure adherence to the hospital design and construction requirements.
Stantec Health sector senior principal John Steven said: “In designing South Niagara Hospital, our team will deploy the latest best practices in healthcare design to create a welcoming, sustainable, and efficient facility for the residents of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area.
“The current pandemic has underlined the need to expand capacity and access to critical healthcare services within our existing health systems. We’re excited to continue our work with Niagara Health to support the health and well-being of the community.”
The South Niagara Hospital is slated to become operational in 2027. It is set to be built on a 49.8-acre greenfield site and will include an area of 1.3 million square feet.
The 470-bed, full acute care hospital will particularly specialise in stroke, complex care, geriatric and psychogeriatrics.
It will also feature a 24/7 emergency department with critical care, surgical, mental health and addiction, kidney care and dialysis, and testing and research facilities.
The hospital is also expected to become of the first healthcare facilities in Canada to achieve WELL certification.