This year will be another action-packed one over at Station Street.
In 2022 the new hospital will start to rise up from the ground
The majority of excavation is expected to finish in Spring 2022. PCL will have dug down 12 metres below sea level, all the way to glacial till, to ensure the new hospital is built on solid, stable ground improving its ability to withstand earthquakes and floods.
Anchoring the secant wall will finish in 2022. This huge underground waterproof concrete fortress will surround the hospital’s foundation to help protect it from erosion, groundwater, floods, and rising sea levels.
The secant wall consists of about 900 interlocking waterproofed concrete pillars installed underground at the hospital’s perimeter to protect the hospital from erosion, groundwater, floods and rising sea levels.
In early spring the first of four or five construction cranes will arrive,signaling the start of the ‘building’ phase. There will be fewer trucks hauling excavated dirt, and instead trucks will be delivering concrete as the concrete slabs for each floor are poured, starting with the 4-level underground parkade and working up.
By the end of 2022, the structure of our new hospital may start to become visible above ground!
During 2022 the ‘civil’ work will continue – this involves laying the underground infrastructure for water, sewer, hydro, telecommunication and gas lines, but also includes new roads and sidewalks. The civil work will take about two years.