Bird Construction to build Yellowknife hospital

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Bird  Construction  Inc.  has  announced financial close of the Stanton Territorial Hospital renewal project for the government of the Northwest Territories.

It will design, build, finance and maintain the Yellowknife hospital. Bird is the managing partner and has a 50 per cent interest in the construction joint venture to design and build the project. It also holds a 25 per cent equity interest in the concession responsible  for  the  design,  construction, financing and maintenance of the project through Bird Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary.

The new hospital is located adjacent to the current facility. It will include a floor area of more than 280,000 sq. ft. and will offer outpatient and inpatient services including emergency, medical imaging, dialysis, obstetrics, pediatric, cardio and mental health departments as well as day procedure and surgery suites.

“The company is very excited to begin work on site,” said Bird president and CEO, Ian Boyd. “The project presents a number of unique design and execution challenges. By providing an entirely new facility, we can deliver the project faster and with minimal disruption to services. As well, a ground up design approach provides the maximum opportunity to create a facility which best meets the requirements of the residents of the Northwest Territo- ries  and  the  Kitikmeot  Region  of Nunavut.”

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