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 will double the size of the existing hospital and includes the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre. 101 new inpatient beds, including a dedicated Coronary Care Unit for critically ill cardiac patients, an Emergency Department that will triple in size and includes a trauma unit, isolation ward and mental health crisis team. Also an expanded Diagnostic Imaging Department will double in size to increase patient flow and privacy, and an expanded Laboratory with two new Operating Rooms which are larger than existing suites for complex surgeries. There is also an expansion space for two future patient care blocks.

Mechanical Systems

Kelson mechanical highlights: The new mechanical room houses: 3 – Hot water boilers with a combined output of 10,600 MBH which can operate on natural gas or oil, 2 – 150 BHP Steam boilers fueled by oil producing a maximum of 10, 350 lbs/hr of 99 percent dry steam, 4 air handling units with a combined weight of 133,000 lbs housing 8 VFD controlled fans in sizes ranging from 15 to 40 HP, 19 pumps ranging from 15 to a maximum of 75 HP. Cooling is provided by 2 – 750 ton chillers driven by 580 HP variable speed controlled electric motors with 2 – 2250 GPM cooling towers and 1 – 150 ton Glycol dry cooler. 1 Heat Recovery Exchanger, and Steam deaerator. Eleven additional air handling units are utilized on the project, one dedicated to the new Cancer centre and one dedicated to surgical suites. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – Siemens 3 Telsa (unit was purchased by the hospital). Kelson was responsible for the installation.