As the Harvard Broadcasting Children’s Radiothon continues, some updates for you on the construction of the building itself.
The Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital has reached the 70- percent completion. The building is now at its final shape with all levels of the hospital structurally complete.
Craig Ayers is the Children’s Hospital Project Director. He says the end of the construction is getting closer.
“This last year, we have really seen significant progress on not only the exterior of the building, but we’re also starting to work on the interior as well,” Ayers said. “So, were excited that as of the end of September, we’re 70-percent complete as far as construction.”
Ayers says it’s exciting to see the exterior of the Children’s Hospital reach completion.
“A key milestone for the building is coming up at the end of November,” Ayers said. “The building will be 100-percent watertight. The focus then will be on the interior finishes of the building.”
Over the summer, construction crews made significant progress on the interior of the building and will soon have a chance to focus almost entirely on the interior.
“What can we do to make it more of a home-like environment,” Ayers said. “So that’s things like colours, lights, animals. Reflections of their community and we’re they’re from. And that is truly a reflection of this province. So as the interor finishes are developed, it will be exciting to see that interior design literally come to life.”
Interior finishes being worked on now include the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Surgery areas, as well as in the Children’s Emergency Department.