Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital
In early 2004, the city of Vaughan, Ontario, established the Vaughan Health Care Foundation (VHCF), an independent non-profit organization with the primary task to "bring a hospital and ancillary services" to Vaughan. After years of negotiations, controversy, and a few legal fights, the Ontario Government and the city of Vaughn finally agreed and selected a building site for the new state-of-the-art hospital on 20 acres of land.
The $1.3 billion contracts were awarded to the Plenary Health bid in 2016, consisting of developer Plenary Group Canada, architecture firm Stantec Architects, planning and design company RTKL, design-build and construction management company PCL Constructors, facility management company Johnson Controls Canada, and RBC Capital Markets. Construction groundbreaking started in October of 2016, and the hospital was completed in late 2020.
The hospital has 342 beds, 1,800 full-time staff, and 100 specialist physicians. Approximately 90 percent of beds are in single-occupancy rooms. The hospital is expected to handle 140,000 medical imaging exams, 6,300 surgeries, 3,100 births, and 1,800 urgent care pediatric visits annually.
Due to the huge project site footprint, Epic Glass provided a crew of 40+ workers, and as with any project in a cold climate, the weather presented some challenges. We completed Strip Windows, Curtainwalls, and Glass Cladding installation all on time and within budget.
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