Can someone help me to give some ideas about my case studies? What are things to consider in terms of the overall outcome of the project.
The Manitoba NDP Government announced plans to replace the ageing Women’s Pavilion at the Health Sciences Centre (HSC) with a state-of-the-art new facility in December 2007. Consultations were held in January 2008 with input from the public and health care professionals, and a set of requirements were developed, forming the basis of the project. These included:
• All beds to be in private suites equipped with washrooms and room for friends and family
• A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit should be included to eliminate the need for
transferring newborns to the nearby Children’s Hospital in cases of emergency
With these goals in mind, a nation-wide design competition was held. A design by Winnipeg based Smith Carter Architects was chosen out of 144 entries. This innovative design went on to win the 2010 Design Award of Excellence from Canadian Architect magazine.
The specifics of the new facility were announced at the ground-breaking ceremony on June 24, 2011. The new “Women & Newborn Hospital” would be a state-of-the-art, 388,000 sq. ft. facility featuring 173 private suites and a 90-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It would be LEED Silver certified and become the largest and most complex capital healthcare project in provincial history. The location chosen was the Northwest corner of Sherbrook Street and William Avenue across the street from the existing Health Sciences Centre campus and connected to it via tunnels and a skywalk. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) press release stated a bu39M budget d an opening date in 2014.
Two additional major projects ran at the same time as the Women’s Hospital; both were announced in 2011 and shared the Skywalk/passageways:
1. The second Energy Plant
2. The Diagnostic Center for Excellence
PCL Construction was awarded the site excavation work a. In Inarch 2012, a section of the shoring along Sherbrook Street collapsed after heavy rains. There had noticed a 20cm shift in the retaining wall, none was hurt, but there was extensive damage. This would be one of the major delays to the timeline of this project.
EllisDon, one of North America’s largest developers of New Hospitals and Health-Care Facilities, was awarded the fixed-price contract to complete the construction in September.