August 15, 2013 - 11:55 AM
PENCTICTON - There's some forward motion toward completion of a new patient care tower at Penticton Regional Hospital now that two health care design companies have been selected as consultants to help develop a business plan.
IBI Group will provide architectural consulting services while Genivar Inc. will look into the details of electrical, mechanical and information technology.
In a press release, Penticton MLA Dan Ashton said having companies in place to provide consulting services for the business plan "is a further advancement towards the start of actual construction" while Health Minister Terry Lake calls the project high priority for the government.
The companies will provide consulting services on behalf of Interior Health toward development of a business plan. If the project proceeds to the design and construction phase, the two companies will then provide compliance consulting services throughout the term of project development, ensuring proposals comply wth the requirements of the Request for Proposals and the final contract.
Provincial approval of the project was announced by Premier Christy Clark March 20. Once the business plan is approved, procurement for construction of the tower will be the next move on the agenda.
The business plan is expected to be completed by 2014.
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