The Summit Residential and Dementia Care Project Steps Forward into Integrated Design Process

Sep 10, 2015

The Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD) Board of Directors approved the award of seven consulting contracts establishing the project design and construction management team for The Summit at Quadra Village residential and dementia care project located at 955 Hillside Avenue, Victoria.  The new facility will replace aging infrastructure at Oak Bay Lodge and Mt. Tolmie Hospital and will provide 320 new residences. Residents of The Summit will be frail elderly and persons who are unable to live in their own home without 24/7 care. Many will have dementia.

Following an extensive Requests for Qualifications and Requests for Proposals process, staff recommended to the Board contract awards for the following disciplines:

  • Unitech Construction Management (Construction Management)
  • deHoog & Kierulf Architects (Architecture)
  • Skyline Engineering Ltd. (Structural Engineering)
  • WSP (Mechanical Engineering)
  • WSP (Electrical Engineering)
  • McElhanney (Civil Engineering)
  • Murdoch & deGreeff Inc. (Landscape Architecture)

The award of consultant contracts signals the official start of the process to design the Summit.  Members of the community will be invited to provide their comments and feedback to the CRHD at a series of open houses throughout the schematic and design development phases of the project and will be kept informed through regular Summit project website updates and neighbourhood newsletter mail-outs.

“We are pleased with the calibre of the RFP and RFQ submissions and are delighted to announce the successful candidates in the next steps of this development process,” said David Howe, CRHD Chair. “The CRHD is committed to ensuring the design and construction of the Summit project considers concerns of local neighbours and is tastefully integrated into the community. The Summit’s urban design performance will focus on meeting the needs of the facility residents and their caregivers while enriching the local neighbourhood experience.”

The design process will take up to a year to complete and construction of the Summit is expected to begin in the Fall of 2016.

A corporation of the Capital Regional District, the Capital Regional Hospital District partners with Island Health and community stakeholder agencies to develop and improve hospital and healthcare facilities in the Region, including replacing buildings that have reached the end of their economic and functional life.  Through capital and other community investments, the CRHD supports a healthy vibrant and liveable region for all citizens.

Island Health is responsible for the delivery of $1.9 billion in community, hospital and residential care to more than 750,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands of the Salish Sea and Johnstone Strait, and in the mainland communities north of Powell River and south of Rivers Inlet.

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