Interior Health Authority

Royal Inland Hospital

Patient Care Tower

The new Patient Care Tower (PCT) on the campus of the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC includes 13 operating suites and patient floors for mental health and medical/surgical beds, perinatal centre, labour and delivery rooms, and neonatal intensive care unit.

At 290,625 ft2 (gross floor area) of clinical, administrative and support spaces, the new PCT is a nine-storey building with rooftop helipad and two levels of underground parking, plus new surface parking.

HH Angus provided mechanical and electrical consulting engineering services, with design targeting LEED Gold certification. The DBFM project is being delivered in two phases: Phase 1 was the design and construction of the PCT; Phase 2, slated for completion in 2024, will see extensive renovation and expansion to the existing emergency department, pediatrics, post-anaesthetic recovery and morgue.

The mechanical design for the tower included energy efficient heating and cooling systems with a variety of heat recovery features. The ventilation design included redundant capability, outbreak control, and future flexibility.

New electrical services included 25kV transformers powering the campus in its entirety. New generators provide redundancy and resiliency to the patient care tower.

Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Lighting Design 

Size: 290,625 ft2 | Status: Phase 1 completed 2022

Kamloops, British Columbia

P3 | 9-storey patient care tower |Helipad | Energy efficient heating and cooling | Heat recovery | Targeting LEED Gold 


Integrated New and Old

Integration with the existing hospital systems was a significant challenge and required numerous connections. 

Best in Class

The Royal Inland Hospital Project was awarded 2018 North American Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year, recognizing it as a ‘best in class’ transaction in the international and energy sectors.



Construction Award

In 2022, the project and contractor EllisDon were honoured with a Silver Excellence Award from the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, in the category of ‘General Contractors - Over $50 Million’.

Site fly through video:

Courtesy of Interior Health Authority and EllisDon

Images courtesy of EllisDon and Kasian Architecture