Royal Columbian Hospital (British Columbia, Canada), part of Fraser Health, has selected Bird Design-Build Construction Inc. as the preferred proponent to build the hospital's new 75-bed mental health facility and energy center as Phase 1 of its redevelopment plan.

The proposal also included multilevel underground parking, associated tunnel and bridge connections to the existing hospital, IT network perimeter pathway, and IT communications hub.

Construction on the new mental health facility and energy center will begin soon after a performance-based contract is negotiated. The Phase 1 project is expected to be completed in winter 2019.

The new mental health facility and energy center will be designed to qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification.