Mills Memorial Hospital Replacement - Terrace, BC

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Project Overview

We are building a new, state-of-the-art hospital in Terrace, BC, to address current and future patient care needs in Northwest BC. More than double the size of the existing facility (approximately 356,500 square feet), the new hospital will be a centre for trauma services, orthopedic surgeries, pathology, radiology, and pharmacy services. Similar to now, the hospital will also be a training site for medical students in the Northern Medical Program.

A new hospital will…

  • Benefit patients and families
  • Benefit physicians and staff
  • Strengthen existing services
  • Offer new and expanded services
  • Strengthen the regional network of health-care services
  • Increase

Project Overview

We are building a new, state-of-the-art hospital in Terrace, BC, to address current and future patient care needs in Northwest BC. More than double the size of the existing facility (approximately 356,500 square feet), the new hospital will be a centre for trauma services, orthopedic surgeries, pathology, radiology, and pharmacy services. Similar to now, the hospital will also be a training site for medical students in the Northern Medical Program.

A new hospital will…

  • Benefit patients and families
  • Benefit physicians and staff
  • Strengthen existing services
  • Offer new and expanded services
  • Strengthen the regional network of health-care services
  • Increase access to care, closer to home, for all Northwest BC residents
  • Support recruitment, retention and engagement of health care workers
  • Bring local economic benefits


  • Local engineering students tour site

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    Last week, five students and their instructor from the Engineering Certificate program at Coast Mountain College were fortunate to get a tour of the Mills Memorial Hospital Replacement project site in Terrace.

    "The students were excited to tour such a large and complex project that will play a key role in the future of our community," said course instructor Stuart Toop.

    "The staff and engineers onsite took a large amount of time out of their busy day to show us around the project and answer all our questions," he continued. "PCL has offered amazing support to the Engineering Program at Coast Mountain College."

    PCL recently made a $5,000 donation to the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC's new scholarship program aimed to help eliminate educational and employment gaps with Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.
  • Working through the night May 6 & 10

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    Large concrete pours will take place on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site Friday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 10. Workers will be on site past 7 PM and into the night.

    Most concrete work on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site is completed throughout the day. However, when large pours take place, it is sometimes necessary to work longer hours to finish the concrete.

    We apologize for any noise in advance.

  • What We Heard: your feedback & questions answered

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    In the fall of 2021 the Mills Memorial Hospital Replacement project released draft designs of the new hospital and Seven Sisters facilities currently under construction in Terrace, BC. We asked for your thoughts and if you had any questions.

    It’s time to share what we heard and answer some of the questions we received.

    Check out the MMH What We Heard: Mills Memorial Hospital Replacement Project Feedback and Questions booklet.

    Hint! You gave us feedback and insightful questions on all kinds of topics – including whether the new hospital will have a café, a bigger emergency department, bike racks, regional art, lights that kills bacteria and viruses, and much more.

    Thank you to everyone who took the time to review the designs. Your feedback will help the new Mills Memorial Hospital do the best possible job of serving the people of Northwest BC.

    The new hospital will offer a smoother, safer and more welcoming patient journey, as well as support the recruitment and retention of much-needed health care workers.

  • One word: how you want to feel at the new hospital

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  • PCL introduces tree legacy program

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    Rob Smith, left, and Goldy Gill of PCL talk to students about their chance to plant a tree on the site of the new Mills Memorial Hospital.

    With the support of Northern Health, PCL is engaging schools and students in Terrace in a Tree Legacy Programinitiative to repopulate trees at the Mills Memorial Replacement Project site, once the build is complete.

    Starting in May 2022, participating students will be provided a tree plug with responsibility to nurture the plug in preparation for the 2024 planting season.

    PCL has arranged for local business, Uplands Nursery, to provide local tree species to symbolize the history and culture of the region.

    In a follow up to Earth Day (April 22), the program kicked off its first presentations to students at Thornhill Elementary School and Centennial Christian School on April 28. PCL will present to Ecole Mountainview on May 3 and Uplands on May 5.


  • Working through the night April 25 & 27

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    Large concrete pours will take place on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site Monday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 27. Workers will be on site past 7 PM and into the night.

    Most concrete work on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site is completed throughout the day. However, when large pours take place, it is sometimes necessary to work longer hours to finish the concrete.

    We apologize for any noise in advance.

  • Working through the night April 21, 22

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    Large concrete pours will take place on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22. Workers will be on site past 7 PM and into the night.

    Most concrete work on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site is completed throughout the day. However, when large pours take place, it is sometimes necessary to work longer hours to finish the concrete.

    We apologize for any noise in advance.

  • Local and regional workers and businesses employed on MMH site

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    A Terrace Redi-mix truck and employee on the MMH site.

    In less than a year, since the start of construction of the new Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace, more than 80 regional suppliers and contractors, with the majority being local, have secured worked on the site.

    A list of the regional contractors to date has been added to this MMH Let's Talk site under Documents and under the Links sections.

    Work contracts have been diverse, from trucking to equipment rental, air quality monitoring to food and building supplies, paving to flagging, steel work to geotechnical services, and more.

    Workers on site

    While the number of workers on site fluctuate regularly depending on what work is being completed, currently there are approximately 130 workers are on site.

    The percentage of local and regional workers also fluctuates. Currently, just over 40% of workers on site are from the region. In November 2021, it was more than 60%.

    The majority of the workers from the Terrace area are employed by PacAlta, a subsidiary company of PCL. Others are working for subcontractors on site.

    Just under 20% of workers on site are apprentices. And 5% of workers on site identify as Indigenous.

    As the project progresses, the number of out-of-town workers on site is expected to increase as more specialized skills, not always locally available locally, are needed.

    An Allnorth employee from Terrace stands next to his truck and a West Fraser truck on the MMH construction site.

    Work and contract opportunities

    Before construction began, PCL participated in networking sessions with local and regional First Nations and companies to explore the possibilities of working together. PCL and their subcontractors continue to, advertise employment opportunities on and in various platforms such as Linkedin, Kijiji, and regional newspapers.

    Businesses interested in working on the Mills Memorial Project site are encouraged to contact PCL with information about services they could offer.

    Email 2220057millsmemorial@pcl.com

    Individuals interested in work can submit resumes online at: https://careers.pcl.com/ca/en

  • Working through the night April 11, 12, 13

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    Large concrete pours will take place on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 11, 12 and 13. Workers will be on site past 7 PM and into the night.

    Most concrete work on the Mills Memorial Hospital construction site is completed throughout the day. However, when large pours take place, it is sometimes necessary to work longer hours to finish the concrete.

    We apologize for any noise in advance.

  • We heard you: Exterior of new hospital has an updated look

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    The exterior design of the new Mills Memorial Hospital has been updated with a more neutral look that blends into Terrace’s mountainous landscape. The new colours will also better accentuate landscaping features.

    We released the original draft exterior design in the fall of 2021 and received significant feedback.

    In the new design, white and grey panels have replaced many orange panels in the original design. The top floor is also much lighter.

    The footprint of the building, which is based on the design of the services and amenities inside, remains the same. We’ve also kept the wood aesthetic and accent features for the main floor and entrances.

    Updated exterior design


    Initial exterior design - released in 2021


Page last updated: 07 May 2024, 02:22 PM