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Teck Acute Care Centre reaches major milestone as workers begin pouring concrete foundation

Posted on 16/12/2014 2:30pm

Vancouver – The Hon. Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services and Vancouver-Quilchena MLA, was joined by hospital staff and project partners to watch as work crews poured the first of 32,600 cubic meters of concrete for the foundation of the new Teck Acute Care Centre at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre.

The Teck Acute Care Centre, named in recognition of a $25-million donation in 2008 from Teck Resources Limited, will include medical/surgical inpatient units, an emergency department, medical imaging and procedural suites, a hematology/oncology department and a pediatric intensive care unit for BC Children’s Hospital.

There will also be a high-risk labour and delivery suite and a new neonatal intensive care unit for BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre.

The building will be more than 59,400 square metres (640,000 square feet) in size with clinical areas on eight floors. It will meet or exceed Canadian Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards.

The Affinity Team was selected earlier this year to design, build, finance and maintain the new Teck Acute Care Centre, which is scheduled to be complete in 2017.


Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Minister Andrew Wilkinson – “It is a great pleasure to see the start of construction on what will be a first rate medical centre. The facility will include innovative designs to support the centre`s focus on patient and family centred care, and will build on the exceptional services already available at these hospitals.”

Health Minister Terry Lake – “One of the main priorities for the ministry is a stronger emphasis on patient-centred care and this is especially important when it comes to the youngest British Columbians. Today is a major milestone in the construction of the new Teck Acute Care Centre and once complete, it will help ensure we can continue to provide the specialized services required by children, youth as well as women from across the province.”

Wynne Powell, Board Chair, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) – “For patients, their families, and the dedicated staff who serve them, there’s so much to look forward to with the Teck Acute Care Centre. One of our core values is to put our patient first when making our decisions. Patients and their families will see expanded services, more green space and walkways on the site that will enhance relaxation, healing, and hope. This facility will serve British Columbians for many years to come.”

Pat Duggan, General Manager, Affinity Partnerships - “We are proud to be working in partnership with Provincial Health Services Authority to create a new environment to support the local community’s healthcare services.”

David Podmore, Chair, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation – “We are grateful for donations made by tens of thousands of people from BC and the Yukon to support the construction of the Teck Acute Care Centre. It’s rewarding to see their vision become reality.”

Quick Facts:

  • The BC Children’s and BC Women’s Redevelopment Project, an initiative of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), is a three-phase, multi-year initiative to build the new Teck Acute Care Centre and to renovate existing facilities at BC Children’s Hospital (BC Children’s) and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre (BC Women’s). The total cost of the three-phase redevelopment project is estimated at $678 million. Donors to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation contributed $150 million to the project. For more information about the Redevelopment Project, please visit
    • Phase 1 (Complete) – Renovation and relocation of nearly 140 programs from the Shaughnessy Building to new locations on- and off-site.
    • Phase 2 (2014 to 2017) – Partial demolition of the Shaughnessy building and construction of the Teck Acute Care Centre.
    • Phase 3 (2018-2019) – Relocation of Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the addition of 10 single maternity care rooms at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre.
  • Affinity Partnerships is the private partner that will design, build, finance and maintain the new Teck Acute Care Centre. This consortium brings years of design and architectural experience to the project, having successfully completed several children’s and women’s hospitals across North America and Europe and combines this experience with the strength and innovation of British Columbia based construction industry. Affinity Partnerships comprises:
    • Consortium lead: Balfour Beatty Investments( & Ledcor Group (
    • Design: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects (ZGF) LLP ( & CEI Architecture (
    • Construction: Balfour Beatty Construction( & Ledcor Group (
    • Services: Balfour Beatty Communities( & Black and McDonald Limited (

Learn More:

The Provincial Health Services Authority plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. For more information, visit