University of Ottawa Heart Institute Cardiac Life Support Services Redevelopment

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is Canada’s largest cardiovascular health center, dedicated to understanding, treating, and preventing heart disease. To help meet the demands of a growing and changing patient population, UOHI Cardiac Life Support Services partnered with PCL to renovate the existing space and build a new 191,000-square-foot, four-story building.

Parts of the UOHI remained open and operational during construction. PCL had to balance when and where refurbishment and demolition could take place in this dynamic environment. The renovation of 67,000 square feet included installation of a larger, centralized diagnostic imaging center, and redesign and expansion of the main lobby to improve visitor access. An additional new four-story building will house support services such as operating rooms, electrophysiology labs, catheterization labs, and intensive care.

“PCL has done a lot of healthcare builds,” says Brian Greaves, PCL superintendent, “and we work hard to deliver projects like this no matter the size or complexity. It’s an amazing project to be a part of because the redevelopment will help the institute continue to give patients state-of-the-art, world-renowned care.” 

When completed in early 2020, the facility will support the advanced and rapidly changing technologies required to better care for patients who have complex medical needs than was possible in the past.​​​

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