Despite the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, construction work on the Calgary Cancer Centre is proceeding as per the project planning schedule. According to a recent update on this major healthcare infrastructure project, more than 5 million hours have been worked on the construction site so far.
The $1.4 billion Alberta Health Services project is providing a new comprehensive cancer centre at the Foothills Medical facility site in Calgary, Alberta. The 95,000-plus-square-metre complex will include 160 inpatient beds, outpatient facilities with over 100 exam rooms, systemic treatment and radiation treatment technologies, clinical trial units and research laboratories, a knowledge exchange centre, and 1,650 stalls of underground parking.
Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the project reached its topping off point in late April 2020, and remains on schedule for completion in 2023.
Currently, inside the facility, carpet and departmental workspaces are being installed. Outside the facility, the installation of the copper panels for the Sacred Space area has begun. The first set of operational planning working groups are wrapping up their initial set of planning discussions. The second set of planning groups representing clinical and non-clinical program areas are meeting soon.
Operational planning will be a key focus area for the project team in 2021, in addition to technical, equipment, and furniture readiness activities. Patient and family advisors are currently being recruited to participate in some of the operational planning groups.
The design-build team consists of PCL, Stantec, and DIALOG. Other key players on the project include Arup (technical advisor and prime consultant), KPMG (commercial advisor), Morrison Hershfield (commissioning study), and Aon (risk advisor).
The Calgary Cancer Centre will be an internationally recognized, state-of-the-art facility that will provide cancer treatment services and serve as a hub for cutting edge cancer research.
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