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Stantec and Graham awarded next phase of Cariboo Memorial Hospital progressive design build redevelopment project

The expansion will include inpatient and emergency care units for enhanced care services to surrounding communities


Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design, architecture, and engineering, and Graham Design Builders LP have been awarded the design build contract for the Cariboo Memorial Hospital redevelopment project in British Columbia. The expansion will include inpatient and emergency care, providing the communities of Williams Lake and Cariboo-Chilcotin with access to critical healthcare services.

The CAN$366 million project at the Cariboo Memorial Hospital will be delivered via a progressive design-build model and is one of the first healthcare projects in British Columbia to be delivered under this model.

Stantec is providing clinical planning, equipment planning, architectural design, interior design, energy modelling, acoustics, landscape design, mechanical, electrical, IMIT, structural and civil engineering as well as complete project management services.

Adding over 100,000 square feet and three stories to the existing hospital, the project will include a new emergency department, a 36-bed medical and surgical inpatient unit, a 6-bed maternity services unit, a mental health and substance-use inpatient unit with 8 single-occupancy rooms, and a new pharmacy.

Engineering solutions deployed on the project include the adoption of technology to improve patient experience, extensive amounts of heat recovery and high efficiency, low carbon mechanical and electrical energy systems resulting in a 72.4% reduction in GHG emissions, and an industry leading projected carbon emissions of only 26.3 kgCO2e/m2/year. The project is pursuing Gold certification under LEED Canada BD+C V4.

“Expanding access to healthcare services is a top priority for hospitals nationwide and we are proud to support these initiatives with the Cariboo redevelopment,” said Brian Christianson, principal at Stantec. “Our team takes great pride in knowing that we can help make a genuine difference in our community for patients while also helping to improve the care team experience.”

Construction will happen in two phases. Phase 1, which includes the addition, will begin in spring 2023 and is expected to finish in fall 2026. Phase 2, which includes renovations to the existing hospital, will begin in fall 2026 and is scheduled to be complete in early 2029.

Stantec is consistently ranked among the top five design firms in the health space by Modern Healthcare, Commercial Construction & Renovation, and Building Design & Construction. Supported by company-wide proprietary research, experience in lean design, modular construction, and alternative project delivery models, Stantec is a fully integrated practice, drawing on global expertise to deliver progressive care environments that improve patient outcomes and attract top talent. Stantec’s most recent health projects include New St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, the Calgary Cancer Centre, and the Anishnawbe Health Toronto Indigenous Community Health Centre. Learn more at

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