QEII Halifax Infirmary Expansion Project


1796 Summer St., Halifax

Project Type

DBFM (Design, Build, Finance, Maintain)/P3 Project


Healthcare Facility, Renovations

Construction Partners

PCL: construction management for enabling works contract

Plenary PCL Health (PPH): design services under the Development Phase Agreement

Contract Value



for the enabling works phase


As part of More, Faster: The Action for Health Build, the QEII Halifax Infirmary Expansion Project is the largest healthcare infrastructure project considered in Nova Scotia. Reflecting the needs of a growing population, the new acute care tower at the Halifax Infirmary will feature 216 beds, 16 operating rooms, an intensive care unit and a new, larger emergency department.  

Completion of the acute care tower in 2030 will enable services to be relocated from aging facilities like the Victoria General Hospital and Dickson Centre to new, state-of-the-art buildings and renovated program spaces. 


key dates

  • May 2023: Agreement reached with Plenary PCL Health to start advanced work on the Halifax Infirmary site. 
  • Spring 2024: Site preparation begins 
  • Fall 2024: Opening of a new emergency department entrance for the public off Bell Rd. 
  • Fall 2024: Signing of Partner Agreement 



  • Improved access to care by providing more services in the community 
  • A facility that is easy to navigate, with a welcoming feel 

Healthcare Professionals

  • A contemporary workplace with advanced equipment and technology
  • A modern, state-of-the-art facility to help recruit and retain health professionals
  • A light-infused work environment 
  • A facility that allows for efficient operations