The companies preparing the hospital sites were different than the companies that will be designing and building the hospitals. Island Health was responsible for managing site preparation and has secured the work through a separate traditional procurement process.
Comox Valley Site Preparation
The Comox Valley Hospital site preparation contract was awarded to Courtenay-based Leighton Contracting Ltd. Site work began in February 2013 and was completed by the end of the year. Site preparation work included tree removal, the creation of a landscaped buffer zone along the hospital and North Island College boundary, and installation of a fence/walkway along the hospital/school boundary.
Campbell River Site Preparation
The Campbell River Hospital site preparation contract was awarded to Nanaimo-based Palladian Developments Ltd. Site preparation work began in March 2013 and was completed by the end of the year. Campbell River site preparation work included construction of two temporary parking lots, a temporary ambulance entrance, installation of two modular trailers, construction fencing, deconstruction of the Community Care Building and partial deconstruction of the Sunshine Wellness Centre.