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    Balfour Beatty, Ledcor Joint Venture Completes BC Women’s and BC Children’s Teck Acute Care Center

    November 21, 2017

    “The collaboration between all members of this multisector team was remarkable,” said Peter Hrdlitschka, president, Ledcor Construction. “We are proud to have built a first-rate facility that will serve the women and children of British Columbia for generations.”
    The TACC provides 231 single-occupant inpatient rooms and 87 outpatient examination rooms. It also includes an emergency department, medical imaging, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, high-risk labor and delivery suites, pharmacy, dialysis center, as well as an oncology, hematology and bone marrow transplant department. 
    Each area of the TACC is modeled after a different part of British Columbia with the hope that children, women and their families can feel a sense of calm and belonging. The medical procedures room has a ceiling lit with as many as 100 twinkling LED lights. These lights recreate the night sky over Vancouver and depict major constellations. Patients and families have access to laundry facilities, family lounges and dining rooms, play areas, resource rooms, and storage space. Natural light and green spaces add to the health and well-being of patients, families and staff.
    "I am proud to say phase two of this ambitious project was delivered on time and budget," said Tim Manning, Provincial Health Services Authority board chair at the project opening ceremony. "Today, we applaud the countless hours of work by our partners, our patients and families, and our health-care teams, along with those who generously donated to the project."
    The Balfour Beatty and Ledcor joint venture team goals included engaging the hospital community throughout the three-year project. The group actively participated in local charitable programs such the hospital’s annual Halloween Candy for Kids event during which the project team dressed up as cartoon characters and passed out candy to patients. The team also delivered food parcels to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, which provides the community with access to healthy and sustainable food in a dignified manner. For the Covenant House Vancouver, which provides food, counseling and minor medical attention in support of Vancouver’s homeless youth, the team donated backpacks with clothing, food and hygiene products. 
    “A diverse group of professionals came together to create this one-of-a-kind facility. Challenges were solved in a collaborative spirit, and all stakeholders used their unique talents and strengths to build a remarkable hospital filled with grace and hope. The result is a world-class healing environment that will change the way specialized healthcare is delivered in British Columbia,” said Keith McCoy, senior vice president, Balfour Beatty.
    To read more about the opening of the Teck Acute Care Center, click here, and for a guided video tour of the facility by Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Bublé, click here.