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Plenary Health team selected for dual CAMH builds

Plenary Health team selected for dual CAMH builds
TORONTO — Plenary Health CAMH has been announced as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Phase 1C redevelopment project to be constructed on Queen Street West in Toronto.

The Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and CAMH announcement was issued Jan. 25 and represented the culmination of a request for proposals process that began in February 2016.

The Plenary Health CAMH team includes Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd. and PCL Investments Canada Inc., developer; PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto), design-builder; Stantec Architecture Inc., architect; ENGIE Services Inc., facilities management; and Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd., financial advisor.

IO and CAMH will now work to finalize contract details with Plenary Health CAMH. The project is expected to reach financial close in March 2017, which will mean that relevant contracts have been signed and a financing rate has been set. The contract cost will be announced publicly following financial close and construction is scheduled to begin in the fall, indicates a statement.

The redevelopment project will see the construction of two buildings along Queen Street West resulting in approximately 655,000 square feet of new build space.

The Complex Care and Recovery building will feature inpatient and outpatient services for people with complex mental illness, including a Simulation Learning Centre, the Temerty Centre for Brain Stimulation, a "therapeutic neighbourhood," research and education facilities, a library and an auditorium.

The second structure, the Crisis and Critical Care building, will include a 24/7 emergency department and inpatient units.

Construction of the new buildings is expected to begin in 2017 and be completed by 2020.

The project includes the extension of roads and parks, green space improvements and the restoration of a heritage wall around the facility. It is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification and it's being delivered using IO's Alternative Financing and Procurement model.

The entire phase, including the related demolition of older buildings, new roads and parkland, will be completed by mid-2021.

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