October 23, 2018

Milton District Hospital Expansion Wins Silver for Infrastructure in CCPPP’s 2018 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s

Projects in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario to be honoured at P3 2018 in Toronto on November 5

The Milton District Hospital Expansion projecthas won silver in this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.

Presented by The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) since 1998, the prestigious award will be handed out at CCPPP’s 26th annual conference – P3 2018 – on Monday, November 5 in Toronto at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

“CCPPP and its members congratulate the team involved in the Milton District Hospital Expansion on winning silver for infrastructure in the 2018 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships,” said Mark Romoff, president and CEO of CCPPP.

The Ontario hospital project is one of five winners across Canada selected for breaking new ground in how P3s are built, financed or deliver services, as well as their impact on boosting the economy, cost savings and creating more vibrant, inclusive communities. Read more

“These five projects represent the hard work and dedication of thousands of people across Canada who are making these critically important infrastructure projects a reality. Their exceptional leadership and innovative thinking are what continues to distinguish the Canadian P3 model as globally best-in-class,” Romoff said.

The partners involved in the hospital include Halton Healthcare and Plenary Health, a consortium of Plenary Group Canada Ltd., PCL Constructors Canada Inc., B+H Architects, RTKL Associates, RBC Capital Markets and Johnson Controls Canada LP. Infrastructure Ontario acted as the procurement agency.

Quotes:

“We are extremely proud of the expansion at Milton District Hospital and honoured by this award. The successful completion of this project is the direct result of a huge amount of collaboration between the many partners involved and is an incredible demonstration of how public-private partnerships can deliver high quality, essential public infrastructure on time and on budget.”

  • Bill Bailey, Senior Vice-President, Redevelopment & Facilities of Halton Healthcare

“Over the course of design and construction, the partnership between Halton Healthcare and Plenary Health was collaborative, responsive and jointly dedicated to meeting project milestones. Throughout construction, our team was able to provide the community with uninterrupted access to patient care at the existing hospital, all while meeting an aggressive construction schedule. On behalf of the dedicated Plenary Health team who worked tirelessly to complete this project on time and on budget, we are incredibly proud to have the Milton District Hospital Expansion recognized with an award from The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships.

  • Angela Clayton, Plenary’s Group Head – Buildings Division

“We are thrilled and proud that C2P3 has recognized the Milton District Hospital Expansion project. This project demonstrates what can be achieved by a collaborative, balanced partnership with all parties working in unison to achieve safe, quality results under demanding timelines.”

  • Ehren Cory, President and CEO, Infrastructure Ontario

Milton District Hospital Expansion (Infrastructure Award): As one of Canada’s fastest growing communities, Milton needed to improve and expand its hospital — and fast. Opened in October 2017, the 455,000-sq. foot facility means residents of all ages and abilities can stay close to home and access a wide range of health-care services.

The expansion, designed with community, staff and patient input, was delivered on time and on budget in just 25 months and took place without disrupting essential and lifesaving clinical services at the existing hospital building. The project, which employed 600 workers at its construction peak and created 200 new jobs within the hospital, transferred significant risk to the private sector partner and resulted in projected cost savings of $124.9 million.

About the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships

Established in 1993, CCPPP is a national not-for-profit non-partisan, member-based organization with broad representation from across the public and private sectors. Our mission is to collaborate with all levels of government and Indigenous communities to enable smart, innovative approaches to public infrastructure development and service delivery that achieve the best outcomes for Canadians. The Council is a proponent of evidence-based public policy in support of P3s, facilitates the adoption of international best practices, and educates stakeholders and the community on the economic and social benefits of public-private partnerships.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Jennifer Robinson, Director, Communications and Media Relations
The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
416-861-0605 x210
jrobinson@pppcouncil.ca