Spacious New Cancer Centre Completes Build in Calgary

By HCO Staff

CALGARY, Alberta—The PCL Construction | Stantec + DIALOG design-build team leading the Calgary Cancer Centre project recently achieved substantial completion on the $1.4 billion facility. Located at the Foothills Medical Centre campus, the Calgary Cancer Centre will centralize cancer research, treatment and care for patients and their families in southern Alberta. The facility will include over 100 chemotherapy chairs and patient exam rooms, 160 inpatient unit beds and 12 radiation vaults, among other programs and spaces.

The extensive scope and integration of cancer care services at the CCC will make it one of the most comprehensive cancer centers in the world, focusing on prevention, early detection, precision medicine and psychosocial care. In this collaborative environment, health care providers will be inspired by a facility that supports innovation and education. Over 900 user groups including clinical users and patient, family and volunteer representatives from Alberta provided input on the design of the facility, impacting how patients, providers and other users will interact with the center.

“Stantec is happy to celebrate reaching this important milestone in our Calgary Cancer Centre project,” said Dean Kaardal, regional business leader Buildings, Stantec. “Our teams have worked closely with our partners at PCL and DIALOG, as well as health care providers, patients, and key project stakeholders. Our vision to create a best-in-class facility, that delivers critical care to those experiencing cancer was a true honor. We are excited to turn the building over to Alberta Health Services, and see patients receive care in the facility in 2024, after Alberta Health Services completes operational commissioning of the facility, installation of medical equipment and other preparatory activities.”

Symbolizing the type of care a patient can expect at the new Calgary Cancer Centre the design showcases two curving L-shaped forms that unite at the center of the facility in an embrace that surrounds an all-season exterior garden as the “heart”. The garden will provide year-round access and views to nature and sunlight for patients and their families as they receive care and treatment.

The PCL Construction | Stantec + DIALOG design-build team has been working on the Calgary Cancer Centre project since 2017. On any given day, approximately 900 construction and trades workers have been on site to keep the project moving forward on time and on budget.

Stantec, and DIALOG in collaboration, are responsible for the architectural and interior design of the new Calgary Cancer Centre, as well as structural and electrical engineering. Stantec also provided civil and transportation engineering services.

The Calgary Cancer Centre is the largest government infrastructure project in the province to date. Alberta Health Services will now begin operational commissioning of the facility, installation of medical equipment, and other preparatory activities, in advance of welcoming patients in 2024.