Development Phase Agreement Signed for The Ottawa Hospital’s New Campus

February 21, 2024 – On February 20 PCL/ED Joint Venture partners signed a Development Phase Agreement (DPA) with Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) to build a new state-of-the-art hospital in Ottawa.

“The Ottawa Hospital Build Partners are proud to be invited to work with TOH and IO on such an incredibly important healthcare project in the National Capital Region,” said Bruce Sonnenberg, regional vice-president of PCL Constructors Inc. “We’re looking forward to leveraging our experience and innovation to help TOH not only provide cutting-edge medical care for generations to come, but to do so in a way that is both sustainable and accessible to all members of our Ottawa community.”

“We are proud to have reached this significant milestone that will advance critical work for The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus,” said Wayne Ferguson, Senior Vice President & Ottawa Area Manager, EllisDon. “We are passionate about building with a purpose and look forward to working with our partners to deliver a health care facility that is innovative, welcoming, and makes a lasting, positive change for Ottawa and surrounding communities.”

This new hospital campus is being designed and built through a progressive public-private partnership (P3) approach, designed to foster collaborative development with all partners. The Ottawa Hospital Build Partners will continue to work collaboratively with TOH, IO, and the Ministry of Health to finalize the design, pricing, schedule, risk parameters, and project requirements for the new hospital. Once those requirements have been met, the Partners will enter a fixed-price Project Agreement with TOH to design, build, finance, and maintain the project.

The Ottawa Hospital Build Partner team includes:

  • Applicant leads: PCL Investments Inc & ED Capital Inc (Collectively ‘The Ottawa Hospital Build Partners’)
  • Design team: Parkin Architects Ltd & Adamson Associates Architects
  • Construction team: PCL Constructors Canada Inc. and EllisDon Corporation Joint Venture
  • Financial advisor: PCL Investments Inc. & ED Capital Inc.

This new hospital will be home to one of Canada’s largest and most modern trauma centres and will also provide advanced clinical care and education spaces. The hospital is the largest-ever healthcare infrastructure project in Ottawa’s history, measuring over 2 million square feet.

For more information, visit The Ottawa Hospital’s project announcement.

About PCL Construction

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that operates throughout Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Australia. As one of the largest contracting organizations in North America, PCL completes more than $9 billion CAD in work annually, building projects that shape communities. The company’s 100% employee ownership model fuels a culture of commitment for clients in the buildings, civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and solar markets.

With a strategic presence in more than 30 major centers, PCL’s leadership teams consistently drive innovation and set new benchmarks for excellence, bringing unparalleled skill to every project. Watch us build at

About EllisDon

EllisDon is an employee-owned, $5 billion-a-year global construction services company. With over 4,000 salaried and hourly employees across fifteen national and international offices, EllisDon has become a leader in every sector and nearly every facet of the construction industry. Learn more about EllisDon here.

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