June 20, 2014 2:22 pm

New Kelowna health centre to be complete by 2016

KELOWNA, B.C. – The Interior Health Authority (IHA) has chosen a builder for its new downtown integrated health centre which is set to be complete in 2016.

Urban Solutions Group will design, build and lease the new Kelowna Community Health and Services Centre proposed for the corner of Ellis Street and Doyle Avenue in the heart of downtown Kelowna.

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The City of Kelowna sold IHA the property, but the health authority will not own the building. Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP, supported by Gracorp Capital Advisors, will lead the development and management.

About 800 IHA staff will converge on the downtown location from spaces leased around Kelowna, including mental health, eating disorder clinic and ambulatory treatment services.

The Library Parkade expansion and a new parkade beside the Kelowna Museum will provide additional resources for the new building.

“Providing multiple services in one location can enable better clinical consultation between care teams and better coordination of support services. The result is better for our clients, patients, physicians and employees,” said Norman Embree, Interior Health Board Chair.

Urban Solutions will be meeting with IHA staff to plan out the workspace.

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