RCH Redevelopment Project – Phase 2 & 3

Redevelopment of the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster BC is required to meet current and future demand for services, address critical infrastructure issues, and maintain the highest standards of care for the most complex and critically ill patients from across BC.

Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Project – Phase Two and Three

Project Details

Project Description: The Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Project will meet today’s standards for patient-centred care, infection control and safety, clinical best practices, workplace health, and sustainable energy and waste management. It will include technology that enriches the patient experience and optimizes staff and physician efficiency. Space design will also focus on flexibility to allow for future medical technology and population needs.

The Royal Columbian Redevelopment Project is being phased to allow for continuity of hospital services throughout. Phase one has begun construction. The procurement process for phase two and three is expected to begin Spring 2018.

Phase two will include:

  • A new 350-bed acute care tower on the north side of the hospital with:
    • Multiple floors for acute and critical care patients
    • An Emergency Department with satellite medical imaging unit
    • An interventional floor with operating rooms, interventional radiology and cardiology suites, recovery suites
    • An underground parkade, main entrance, and rooftop heliport
  • Energy centre equipment, information management/information technology infrastructure;  and demolition of some existing buildings

Phase three will include:

  • Expansion of support areas such as the laboratory, pharmacy, medical imaging, cafeteria, administration offices and ambulatory care
  • Expansion of pediatric and neonatal intensive care units
  • Conversion of some four-bed patient rooms into single or semi-private

Construction on phase two is expected to run 2020 to 2024, and phase three is expected to complete in 2026. The hospital will remain fully operational throughout construction.

Client:Fraser Health Authority
Project Cost:$1.2 billion
Project Status:Under construction
Project Website:Click to access website
Project Report:RCH Phase2_3 Project Report


Request for Qualifications issuedSeptember 27, 2018
Request for Qualifications closedJanuary 10, 2019
Request for Proposals issuedJuly 31, 2019
Contract awardJanuary 11, 2021
Construction to begin2020
Construction completedLate 2026

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