The new Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus, Ont. reached a construction milestone, with the topping off of the structure just 14 months after construction began.
Both provincial and federal officials joined members of the construction and hospital teams to recognize the accomplishment, including Ontario Minister of Infrastructure Monte McNaughton and Conservative Party of Canada infrastructure and communities critic Michael Chong (who also happens to be the Member of Parliament for the riding in which the hospital is being built, Wellington-Halton Hills).
The topping off of the new community hospital marks 50 per cent completion of the project, the contract for which was awarded in June of 2017. EllisDon Infrastructure GMCH Inc. was the successful proponent. The team includes:
- Developer: EllisDon Capital Inc.
- Architect: Tillmann Ruth Robinson
- Engineering Teams: The Mitchell Partnership; WalterFedy Partnership; Hastings and Aziz
- Design-Builder: EllisDon Design Build Inc.
- Financial advisor: EllisDon Capital Inc.
It was one of the first public appearances for McNaughton specifically involving infrastructure, the portfolio for which Premier Doug Ford made him minister in late June. McNaughton toured the facility alongside Chong and Ted Arnott, member of provincial parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills and speaker of the Ontario legislature.
Successful completion of the new hospital is expected for late 2019.