The new, three-storey facility houses the pre- and post-operating patient areas, a cardiac intensive care unit and the central sterilization and reprocessing department. The Centre provides clinical space for up to 600 open heart procedures per year.
The building is LEED® Gold Certified and showcases the use of BC timber products in a health care setting, in accordance with BC’s Wood First Act.
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Interior Health Authority
PCL Constructors Canada
CEI Architecture Interiors, HOK
Financial close date
Design, build, finance and maintain for 32.75 years
The Interior Heart and Surgical Centre also houses the central medical device sterilization/reprocessing functions for the entire Kelowna General Hospital campus, providing efficient, safe and effective sterilization services to patients and staff in every department.
Wellness environmental and evidence-based design
The Interior Heart and Surgical Centre’s design focuses on creating a warm, welcoming healing space for patients, staff and the community.
Plenary Health incorporated Evidence-Based Design features such as:
Optimized clinical utilization
The Centre has been designed to provide the best possible clinical outcomes by providing:
Adaptable, flexible design
Every aspect of the design, from clinical layouts to structural grids has been developed with future flexibility in mind. The interiors have been structured so that the building can be reconfigured to adjust to evolving demographics and clinical best practices. In addition, the facility has been designed to accommodate an additional floor, which will add a 32 bed inpatient unit.
Plenary Health has provided the Authority for a 30-year energy guarantee for the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre. By integrating the architectural, mechanical and electrical designs with our long-term operations plan, the Centre assists the Authority in meeting its long term sustainability objectives.
In addition to the clinical design innovations, Plenary’s design also considered innovations outside of the clinical and architectural features of the building. The geotechnical conditions in Kelowna are challenging, with unstable silty ground conditions the norm.
Drawing from the expertise of our structural and geotechnical engineers, the team developed a truly innovative ground preparation strategy that allowed the building to be completed nine months earlier than initially expected. This solution delivered both financial and clinical benefits for the hospital.
The project helped to provide economic stimulus by creating and supporting hundreds of jobs with labour largely being drawn from the Okanagan Area. At the peak of construction, it was estimated that 180 workers were on site daily.
Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest regional acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of more…
Plenary Health partnered with the BC Cancer Agency to deliver a new 54,300 ft2 regional cancer centre in Prince…