For the Regina General Hospital (RGH) Parkade project, four teams are proceeding to the second stage of procurement. Under a Design-Build-Partial Lease (DBPL) agreement, the selected proponent will be accountable for the design, construction, financing, upkeep, and operation of the brand-new parkade.
“It’s very exciting to see this project moving a step closer to construction,” Regina Pasqua MLA Muhammad Fiaz stated on behalf of Health Minister Paul Merriman. “Parking at the Regina General Hospital is a concern for the Government of Saskatchewan.” In addition to increasing productivity, the new parkade will make it easier, safer, and more convenient for patients, staff, and visitors to the hospital.”
On March 8, 2023, the Request for Qualifications came to an end. Four teams were invited to proceed to the Request for Proposals (RFP) stage following evaluation of the responses:
- Graham Capital Partners LP;
- Link Developments;
- MDL Management Ltd.; and
- Winchester Management Inc.
Since its inception in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, in 1926, the Graham Group of Companies has been in continuous operation. Graham’s team includes Stantec and Precise Parklink (West) Ltd.
Link Developments is a full-service real estate company that also manages assets and manages properties. Link Development’s team is completed by Ledcor Construction, AMG Investments, Oxbow Architecture Inc., JCK Engineering, and DESMAN Inc.
MDL The board Ltd. is the asset supervisor of the MDL Land Pay Asset LP, a Saskatchewan venture store. The MDL Management Ltd. team includes PCL Construction Management Inc., P3 Architecture, Brownlee Beaton Kreke, and Imperial Parking Canada Corporation (Impark).
Winchester Management Inc. has been in business for more than two decades and provides services in general contracting, real estate development, and acquisitions. Winchester The board Inc. has joined forces with Newton Gathering Ltd., Exact Parklink Inc., and Dynamo Electrical Organization Inc. in quest for the undertaking.
Michelle Mula, interim vice president, quality, safety, and chief information officer of the Saskatchewan Health Authority, stated, “The SHA understands the current concerns and frustrations with parking at and around the Regina General Hospital.” In addition to providing staff, visitors, and patients with much-needed additional parking spaces, this project will also place an emphasis on safety in the design and construction of the new parkade. The SHA’s interim parking plan will try to keep parking services as smooth as possible during construction.
The new parkade at RGH will be constructed in the visitor parking lot’s northwest section. There will be a minimum of 800 parking spaces, or a net increase of at least 566 spaces.
The proponent will be selected following the evaluation process after the RFP closes on June 30, 2023. In 2023, construction is expected to begin in the summer or fall.