August 16, 2019

Kasian continues to support the QEII New Generation as the Planning & Design Team

Kasian is proud to be helping our clients, The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (DTIR) and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) recently launched the first of two DBFM projects as part of the QEII New Generation project in Halifax, NS. Having recently completed the master plan for both the Halifax Infirmary and Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre sites, Kasian and its sub consulting team have been engaged to continue to support both projects as the Planning and Design team.

“Playing a role to re-invent the future of healthcare delivery in the province of Nova Scotia comes with an unwavering commitment and immense sense of responsibility”, explains Ian Sinclair, Principal and Vice President Healthcare. “With deep family roots in Nova Scotia, many friends and family are counting on us to ‘get it right!’ It’s a privilege to be working with such a dedicated Kasian team in partnership with our wonderful client at the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.”

Our team is well into the development of the PSOS documents for these transformational projects that will form the basis of connected care for Nova Scotians for years to come. The DBFM RFP for Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre was released to the market in July 2019 while the DBFM RFP for the Halifax Infirmary site is scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2020.

The QEII New Generation project, the redevelopment of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, is Nova Scotia’s largest health care project to date. It is a massive, once-in-a-generation opportunity that will better meet the health care needs of Nova Scotians. It will also allow services to be moved out of the aging Centennial, Victoria and Dickson buildings on the Victoria General site of the QEII, to prepare for their eventual closure.

A multi-year project, the QEII New Generation includes the expansion of the QEII’s Halifax Infirmary site, located in downtown Halifax, and a new Community Outpatient Centre at the Bayers Lake Business Park in Halifax.

The Halifax Infirmary site is the heart of the redevelopment project. Many of the specialized surgeries and care services will move from the Victoria General site to the Halifax Infirmary site. It will have modern facilities and advanced technologies equipped to handle the most complex care in Atlantic Canada. The Halifax Infirmary site expansion includes a new QEII Cancer Centre, a new outpatient centre, an expanded inpatient centre (hospital beds and operating rooms) and a new innovation and learning centre.

The new Community Outpatient Centre in Bayers Lake will offer many of the same types of clinics and outpatient care currently offered at the QEII Health Sciences Center, but in a more convenient option for the thousands of Nova Scotians who have to travel to Halifax for certain services.

For more information on the QEII New Generation project, visit: