The RCH Redevelopment Project is phased to allow for continuity of hospital services throughout construction, demolition, and renovation work. Due to the complexity involved in this multi-phase, multi-year project, work has been broken into three separate phases:
- Phase 1 included a 75-bed Mental Health Substance Use (MHSU) building, an Energy Center (EC) serving the new and existing campus, underground parking, and a new Campus Communication Hub (CCH).
As the first step in this multi-phase, multi-year project, Phase One provided foundational elements for the site in preparation for subsequent phases. Completed work in Phase One included:
- A new 75-bed mental health substance use (MHSU) building of approximately 13,000 BGSM
- An energy center, including fit-out of equipment required to service the MHSU building and existing campus
- Four levels of underground parking, providing 400+ parking stalls for the campus
- Associated tunnel and bridge connections to the existing campus
- Civil construction of a campus IT network perimeter pathway system connecting the communications hub to the buildings and third-party structures, which will be used for the installation of the fiber optic ring
- Conversion of most of the campus from steam to hot water
- Upgrades to campus-wide systems including humidification and electrical power
- Fit-out of the campus communications hub
Phase 2 is to create a new acute care tower and expand the hospital’s bed capacity.
Phase 3 will upgrade and expand areas in the existing Health Care Center and Columbia Tower to support the beds and services added in Phase 2. It will include expanded clinical support spaces such as pharmacy, laboratory, medical imaging and food services. By the end of this final phase the hospital will have added approximately 50% more beds.