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Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Project – Phase 1


New Westminster, British Columbia


Modern Niagara



Contract Type


Project Size

20,800m2 [223,889 ft2]

Services Utilized

  • Steam CRN Registration and Piping Design
  • Seismic Restraint Design for all Mechanical Equipment, HVAC ducting, Plumbing, Hydronic Systems, Medical Gas, and Steam Piping
  • Steel support frame design for equipment and all flue gas venting
  • 3D Point Cloud Scanning

Phase one prepared the hospital’s infrastructure for the expansion of bed capacity planned in phase two. The phase one scope included:

  • A new 75-bed mental health and substance use wellness center with new and expanded outpatient clinics, Fraser Health’s first older adult psychiatric unit, and a psychiatric high acuity unit, all to replace the aging 30-bed Sherbrooke Centre
  • A new energy center to replace the aging power plant and tie into the city’s future district energy center
  • New parking including a 450+ stall underground parkade plus a temporarily expanded visitor lot onsite, and a temporary offsite lot for employees