The New BC Cancer Agency Cancer Centre in Prince George

About the Project

Plenary Health has been awarded the contract to design, build, finance and maintain the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North over approximately 33 years (almost 3 years of construction and 30 years of building maintenance).

The new, two storey, 5,000-square-metre (54,000-square-foot) Centre for the North will house the agency’s programs of radiation therapy, systemic therapy, supportive care, and population oncology. An important project objective is to use wood construction where practical. Construction of the cancer centre will use nearly 656,000 board feet of wood.

As part of the Province’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North will be designed and built to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, helping to create a healthy and healing environment for patients and health-care professionals. One of the key design features will be a green, ‘living’ roof — the first of its kind in Prince George.

Based on the requirements of the BC Cancer Agency, this new regional cancer centre will also be designed to respond to changes in future health-care delivery.

Currently, the BC Cancer Agency operates regional centres located in Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna and Abbotsford. When completed, the Centre for the North will become the sixth regional cancer centre in British Columbia.

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The BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North is also an important part the Northern Cancer Control Strategy, a partnership of the BC Cancer Agency, Northern Health and the Provincial Health Services Authority. The strategy is focused on reducing the impact of cancer on the north by meeting the unique needs of northern communities. This comprehensive cancer control program includes a range of prevention, detection and cancer care services delivered in Northern B.C. to bring care as close to home as possible.