Halifax, Nova Scotia (December 15, 2022) – The Province of Nova Scotia announced today that it is in the final stages of concluding an agreement with the Plenary PCL Health consortium under the existing Halifax Infirmary procurement process. The project will see a new patient tower with four additional operating rooms and a new emergency department. A new cancer centre will also be built at the infirmary site.

This announcement, which brings this historic infrastructure investment one step closer to reality, is a critical requirement in meeting and transforming the needs of Nova Scotia’s growing population, now and into the future.

Read the Province’s full news release here.


“We are well past the starting point. The agreements have already been signed for the land for new off-site builds in HRM. Considerable work has already been done on the design of the new patient tower. The work will proceed without delay and shovels will be in the ground much sooner than what would have been possible under the previous plan.”

Tim Houston, Premier of Nova Scotia

“On behalf of the consortium and PCL Construction we are thrilled that ongoing collaboration with the Province and Nova Scotia Health has resulted in a path forward to create the next generation of healthcare that meets the needs of Nova Scotians today and into the future. As we continue to work with all parties, we are excited to be part of a process to deliver improved healthcare to Nova Scotians in the shortest amount of time, utilizing as much of the skilled labour Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada has to offer.”

John Volcko, Vice President Corporate Development, PCL Construction


“The Plenary PCL Health team is committed to providing Nova Scotians with modern healthcare infrastructure, and today’s announcement marks a significant step towards achieving this goal. We’re excited to continue working with the Province and Nova Scotia Health to bring innovative healthcare solutions to the residents of Halifax.”

Brian Budden, President & CEO, Plenary Americas