Pop Up Top 5 Questions

The C&W Redevelopment Project team has been popping up all over the C&W campus, answering your questions about construction, the new Teck Acute Care Centre, Sunny Hill's relocation to the Oak Street campus and more.

Every month, we will post the five most common questions asked at our Pop Ups. Here are the top 5 questions you asked in November.


BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre programs moving into the Teck Acute Care Centre include the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on Levels 2 and 3 and Birthing on Level 2.  A Milk Handling Room will also be located on Level 3 to support the NICU.



The construction of the Teck Acute Care Centre (ACC) is a P3 (public-private partnership) arrangement through a 30-year, fixed-price project agreement with Affinity Partnerships to design, build, finance and maintain the Teck ACC. 

Affinity Partnerships is our private partner, consisting of several companies working together on the design, building, financing and maintenance aspects of the project. 

This group brings years of design and architectural experience to the project, having successfully completed several children's and women's hospitals across North America and Europe and combines this experience with the strength and innovation of British Columbia-based construction industry. 

Design is being provided in a partnership between Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects (ZGF) LLP and CEI Architecture.
Construction services are being delivered through a joint venture between Balfour Beatty Construction and Ledcor Design Build. 
Affinity Partnerships’ equity partners include joint venture between Balfour Beatty Investments and Ledcor Developments. 
Balfour Beatty Communities and Black & McDonald Limited will participate in a joint venture to deliver facilities management services over the 30-year agreement period. 

All clinical services will be funded by the Province of British Columbia and delivered by BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, in keeping with the principles of the Canada Health Act. 


Work on the new Teck Acute Care Centre began in 2010 to create a more effective facility design and layout that would better support patient care. This was followed in 2011 with an integrated facility design planning process that involved area experts, medical leadership and administration. 

Teams looked for ways to improve patient care, patient safety and to create more efficient ways to do their work. New department and floor layouts were tested using day-to-day patient care scenarios. Mock-ups were revised and re-tested with the goal of finding the most efficient and optimal layout for patient care. 

Final details for the interior of the Teck ACC is ongoing, but to get a sneak peek inside of the room layouts for some of the program areas, videos of the life-size mock-ups from March 2015 are available on the project’s YouTube channel.


The BC Children’s and BC Women’s Redevelopment Project is an initiative of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). The three-phase, multi-year initiative includes construction of the new Teck Acute Care Centre and to renovate existing facilities at BC Children’s Hospital (BC Children’s) and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre (BC Women’s). The total cost of the three-phase redevelopment project is estimated at $678 million. Donors to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation contributed $150 million to the project. 


When construction of the building structure is complete, the builder will test everything from the lights to the sprinkler systems to make sure that everything works. Next, all of the furniture and equipment are moved into the hospital. The building will then be ready for inspection and the builder will ask the city for its stamp of approval. The hospital is almost done, but before it opens, doctors, nurses and hospital staff need to spend time inside the new building to make sure everything is ready for patients. 

The Teck Acute Care Centre will then open its doors to patients in November 2017.

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