Tower crane marks construction milestone at new South Niagara Hospital

Work on the new South Niagara Hospital reached a visual milestone with the installation of the first tower crane at the construction site. This massive piece of equipment, standing 52 metres tall, signals an important step forward in the construction of this state-of-the-art healthcare facility that will serve residents of Fort Erie and the wider Niagara Region.

The 1.3-million-square-foot hospital will stand 12 storeys high, making it one of the tallest buildings in Niagara Falls. The tower crane, the first of four to be installed, will be critical for lifting heavy construction materials like concrete formwork, rebar, and steel beams throughout the building process.

Credit: Niagara Health

The South Niagara Hospital will feature a modern design with an emphasis on both patient care and accessibility. The emergency department, diagnostic imaging, mental health and addictions services, dialysis, and other outpatient clinics will be located in a podium base.

The tower will house 469 single-patient rooms with private washrooms, enhancing privacy and infection control. Groundbreaking for the South Niagara Hospital, located at the corner of Montrose and Biggar Roads, took place in July 2023. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2028.

Residents can follow the construction progress via a live feed camera at niagarahealth.on.ca.

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