First look at new Peel Memorial Centre upgrade design

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Published June 15, 2023 at 1:12 pm

Brampton residents can get a glimpse at the proposed upgrade and redesign of the Peel Memorial Centre, which will bring a new emergency department and more healthcare services to the city.

A site plan filed to the City by HOK Architects Corporation (HOK) has shown what the Peel Memorial Centre could look like once it is upgraded with a new 24-hour Emergency Department, replacing the existing Urgent Care Centre.

The billion-dollar overhaul also includes plans for some 250 inpatient beds with space for more in the future, rehabilitation and continuing care services, enhanced mental health and addictions services, and additional services for seniors.  

The new 12-storey tall building has a main entrance on the eastern side of the Lynch Street Extension with a passenger drop-off area, and additional entrances on the north and south sides.

HOK says the Emergency Department would be located along John St. and will include a walk-in entrance, a passenger drop-off area, and an ambulance garage.

There are also plans for outdoor public plazas along Lynch St., multiple outdoor terraces on all floors, larger amenity areas and a rooftop garden that will be accessible to the public.

Other outdoor amenities include a dining area, wellness garden, and shade canopies.

The William Osler Health System (Osler) is asking residents for input on design options like the hospital’s architecture, patient areas, and public spaces to ensure the new hospital “reflects the unique needs and preferences of the Brampton community.”

Osler announced a planning and design team last year, selecting global firm HOK Architects Corporation for its planning, design and conformance (PDC) team.

The city’s portion of the Peel Memorial project and a new cancer centre coming to Brampton Civic Hospital will cost some $125 million, with Brampton already covering half the bill by transferring $62.5 million from capital reserves.

For more information on the Peel Memorial development project and to take the community survey visit www.williamoslerhs.ca.

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the development application had been filed by on behalf of another organization.

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