Canadian firm Stantec is set to serve as the prime consultant to offer architectural, interior design, and building and civil engineering services for the new Queensway Health Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
The nine-storey patient tower with 600,000ft2 area is part of Trillium Health Partners (THP) and is being built to meet the needs of the growing community and aging infrastructure.
Upon completion, the 350-bed facility will provide complex care and rehabilitation services.
The ground floor of the new tower includes check-in services, waiting areas, retail amenities and administration support.
The patient tower will also feature two courtyards in the east and the west. The courtyard in the east will be shared by the public and patients.
This new hospital building will be linked to the existing hospital complex through a pedestrian corridor.
It will also have landscaped outdoor spaces, which will serve as extensions of indoor patient and public spaces and create an amenity space for patients, families, and staff.
Stantec project principal George Bitsakakis said: “In designing Queensway Health Centre, our team is embracing THP’s values of Compassion, Excellence, and Courage to create a dynamic, welcoming, and sustainable facility for the community.
“We believe that facility design plays a vital role in optimizing patient care and clinical services while creating positive spaces for patients, staff, and the neighboring community. We’re excited to continue our work with THP to support the health and well-being of the community.”
Additionally, Stantec will provide renovations to the existing hospital as part of the re-development at Queensway. It will create a central utility plant that will provide services to the new tower.
The company has also agreed to offer planning, design, and conformance services to THP’s new Mississauga Hospital project.
Upon completion, the new project is expected to create additional bed capacity as well as modernise the delivery of healthcare. In May this year, Stantec secured a contract to provide design services for three healthcare projects in Canada.