Stantec has been selected by Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) as the planning, design, and conformance (PDC ) team for the new Windsor/Essex acute care hospital.

The company’s architects and engineers will support the project through the development of block schematics and indicative design phases.

They will also support during the tendering process for a project developer in 2025, and construction phase which will begin in 2027.

Stantec will develop design plans and performance requirements for the new single-site acute care facility, along with the 39 user group teams, which include hospital management, professional staff and patient and community representatives.

It will also oversee the adherence throughout the construction phase.

Located on a 60-acre site, the new Windsor/Essex acute care hospital will include advanced obstetrics, paediatrics, medical/surgical inpatient units, regional cardiac services, and emergency/trauma services.

The 1.6 million ft2 hospital will also include cancer care, critical care, surgical services, and outpatient clinics.

It will have increased bed capacity as well as capacity in emergency services to meet the patient requirements in the future.

The modern design of the facilities will provide the patients and their families with 100% inpatient patient rooms with the capacity to be private and/or isolation rooms.

The hospital will also have increased capacity to support the partners of WRH, including Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Windsor Program in education, and improve research and clinical trials.

Stantec senior principal Tim Eastwood said: “By bringing state-of-the-art tertiary, acute, and community-based health care services to a growing patient population, we are helping establish the new hospital as the cornerstone of the region’s healthcare.

“We are honoured to be part of a project that solves capacity issues and places the community needs at the centre of our efforts.”

The company’s work on the project is planned to commence immediately after completion of the study of the Campus Plan as well as the preparation of the Stage 2B Ministry of Health submission.