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Harmony Pacific purchases St. Paul’s Clinic land in Vancouver for $1B

VANCOUVER, BC., April 2, 2019 -- St. Paul

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The red-brick St. Paul’s Medical center beneath construction in 1912. Providence Health Care archive

Because St. Paul’s is not a designated heritage site, Concord Pacific has no obligation to preserve the latest framework, but Webb suggests the historic mother nature of the making will have to have some form of response.

“I visualize that by means of the course of action of operating with the town and the heritage team within just the metropolis, we’ll make sure that the heritage factor is accommodated for sure,” he said.

The existing medical center was constructed in 1912-13 at a reported price of $400,000. About the years, it has developed with the addition of two wings and a pair of 10-storey towers.

03/28/2017 - Artist rendering of the proposed Jim Pattison Medical Centre in Vancouver's False Creek Flats area. Pattison donated $75 million to the project. [PNG Merlin Archive]
Artist rendering of the future St. Paul’s Healthcare facility at the Jim Pattison Healthcare Centre in Vancouver’s Fake Creek Flats place. St. Paul’s Foundation handout/PNG

NDP MLA Spencer Chandra-Herbert lamented the loss of St. Paul’s Healthcare facility from the heart of his West Conclude constituency.

“St. Paul’s has aided so a lot of men and women I know. So several constituents work there. It’s element of the material of the West Stop,” Chandra-Herbert claimed Wednesday.

He has problems all-around access to the new False Creek medical center internet site for the several seniors  and other folks who are living in the West Conclude and will have to travel further more for appointments.

On the other hand, Pike claimed the century-previous clinic, which was presently displaying its age prior to COVID-19 arrived, has verified to be a hard office all through the pandemic.

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“Things like outbreak handle and the skill to socially length — even in just stairwells — is extremely complicated in the present clinic,” he mentioned. “So, the new medical center will deal with individuals matters incredibly very well.”

Pike says design could start off at the new healthcare facility site by the finish of this 12 months or in early 2021.