Royal Victoria Hospital Phase One – Redevelopment Project

Completion: February 01, 2013

Location: Barrie

Total Construction Value: $400,000,000

Size: 400000 sq. ft. (New), 100000 sq. ft. (Reno)

This $400-million redevelopment doubled the size of the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. Highlights of the expansion include the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program, which logged more than 60,000 patient visits in its first year, and a dedicated coronary care unit for critically ill cardiac patients. The emergency department tripled in size and features a trauma unit, isolation ward, and mental health crisis team. A larger diagnostic imaging department, an expanded lab, and two new operating rooms for complex surgeries are additional components of the project.

Mechanical Systems

Kelson provided extensive mechanical systems and services:

  • The new mechanical room houses three hot water boilers, two steam boilers, four air handling units with a combined weight of 133,000 lbs, and nineteen pumps.
  • Cooling is provided by two chillers, two cooling towers, and a glycol dry cooler.
  • The project includes eleven additional air handling units, one dedicated to the new cancer program and one dedicated to the surgical suites.