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BCCA Expansion of Functional Imaging (PET/CT) Kelowna

  • Client
    Provincial Health Services Authority
  • Location
    Kelowna, BC
  • Size
    10,000 sq feet
  • Completion
  • Photographer
    Brit Kwasney Photography


Thinkspace provided professional design and construction services for a building addition to accommodate a new PET/CT scanner for the Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior (SAHCSI), adjacent to Kelowna General Hospital.

The scope of work included the creation of a fully functional PET/CT suite within the addition, complete with hot and cold areas, change rooms, uptake rooms, physician reading rooms, and washrooms. The majority of the work was outside the existing building envelope, with a small portion attributed to interior renovations. Interior Health and Provincial Health Services Authority were both located in this building, requiring the design team to have a clear understanding of each user’s needs before starting to design.

The addition offers shared support spaces throughout, as well as allowing for dedicated treatment areas within the Cancer Centre. The front-of-house serves both waiting and reception functions, while an expansion of the Diagnostic Imaging department within KGH is situated in the west portion; the back-of-house contains shared meeting rooms, lockers, and dedicated offices for staff. The project provides abundant natural light within public spaces as well as in the PET/CT suite, utilizing virtual skylights. Detailed hoarding and phasing plans were developed to maintain operational continuity during construction.