We are very pleased to announce that Thinkspace has been chosen as the compliance architect for the new BC Cancer centre at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) in Kamloops, BC.
Thinkspace, along with a compliance team that includes a full complement of sub-consultants, will be overseeing design and construction of Phase 1 of the $359 million project, which includes the all-new cancer centre itself as well as a new 470-stall parkade. Phase 2 of the project will involve renovations to the existing Royal Inland facility.
According to the Interior Health press release, the state-of-the-art five-storey facility will include “space for radiation treatment, radiation-therapy planning, including a CT simulator, an outpatient ambulatory-care unit, including 10 exam rooms and two consultation rooms for radiation-therapy services, an additional MRI suite, and patient arrival and check-in areas.” There will also be three linear accelerator vaults, which contain radiation equipment used for cancer-patient treatment.
This major new facility will be a vital component of delivering comprehensive cancer care in the Interior. “The new BC Cancer centre will increase our capacity to deliver radiation treatment closer to home for the people of Kamloops and surrounding communities for generations to come,” said Dr. Kim Chi, executive vice-president and chief medical officer, BC Cancer.
Thinkspace has already started work on the project, with pre-design meetings underway as of mid-February 2024. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2025 and be complete in 2028.