Three development partners have been shortlisted to participate in the next stage of the competition to design and build a new Community Health Centre and Campus of Care in Mission.
Lark Group, Stuart Olson Dominion Construction and Vanmar Constructors go forward in the process, and are invited to respond to the request for proposal (RFP) stage, said a press release from Fraser Health Authority.
Once the RFP is finished, one of those companies will be chosen by fall to build the facility, slated to be located next to Mission Memorial Hospital.
The Community Health Centre will be a 27,000-sq. ft. facility with programs including primary care, a diabetes and seniors’ clinic, public health, home health, mental health and substance abuse, and lease space for community partners such as physicians and retailers.
The Campus of Care for seniors will be a 128,000 sq. ft. facility with 200 residential care beds for people with complex, 24/7 care needs, and a day program for older adults. This new facility will add 25 per cent more residential care beds to Mission. The building will feature single occupancy rooms and “neighbourhoods” which allow residents close access to meals, amenity spaces, and clinical staff, said Fraser Health.
Construction could begin in early 2012 with the new facilities expected to open in late 2013. The total cost will include $22 million from the Fraser Valley Regional Hospital District (FVRHD), with the remaining funds coming from Fraser Health working capital and the winning development partner.
The Mission community health project stemmed from the Community Health Plan, developed in partnership between Fraser Health, the FVRHD and the District of Mission in 2008.