There are two phases of piling work with phase 1 required to be complete before main building construction. As of December 22, 153 of 239 phase 1 piles have been completed which is about 64 per cent of our target.
October 20, 2014 - The first phase of road work has started with crews removing portions of the meridians on Hospital Drive. In order to have the flexibility to change traffic entrance routes when required later this fall, Saskatoon Health Region is removing the meridians now to allow paving to occur before asphalt plants close for the winter. After CHS construction is completed, these meridians will be put back in place.
October 9, 2014 for more pictures of this work - Two weeks after children, teenagers and families marked the official start of Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan, construction crews have installed 10% of approximately 300 drilled and poured concrete piles for the foundation of the future hospital building. Work will also begin in the next week to make needed temporary roadway changes to support the initial phase of construction.
October 1, 2014 - Construction crews have installed the first of what will be approximately 300 drilled and poured concrete piles. These piles will support the foundation of the future hospital building. The piling work is expected to take about five months with the main building construction to follow in early 2015. Also, Phase 1 of roadway changes will occur in early October. Crews will remove portions of the existing meridians on Hospital Drive and pave these areas to prepare for traffic changes needed to support construction. Read more here.
September 25, 2014 - At 10:00am on September 25, history was made as construction on Saskatchewan's new maternal and children's hospital officially began. Keeping with the many hands who have worked for this dream, it was the people of this province who ushered in this next chapter in Saskatchewan's healthcare journey. Children, teenagers and their families, along with the Government of Saskatchewan, took toy shovels to sand and marked the start of construction. To the thousands of families, healthcare providers, leaders and donors, thank-you for helping a dream come true. Click here to watch the groundbreaking
August 12, 2014 - A Familiar Landmark Falls - For over 25 years, it sheltered thousands of patients and families walking into Royal University Hospital each week. Renamed and renovated in 2010, the Cameco Skywalk has become a familiar landmark for the hospital’s visitors, staff and physicians. Today, the RUH site forever changed as demolition to prepare for Saskatchewan’s new maternal and children’s hospital entered its last phase. Click here for facts on demolition, construction zone information and images of the new RUH hospital entrance.
July 9, 2014 - Construction crews have completed 60% of their work related to demolition and excavation at Royal University Hospital. On June 5, crews took the first "bite" out of a portion of the Royal University Hospital parkade where the new maternal and children's hospital will be built. Hospital construction is scheduled to start in September.
July 2, 2014 - End of week 4 and demolition is now 38% complete. The skywalk is starting to vanish. It will come down in its entirety in a week or two.
June 5, 2014
- Construction crews took a first bite out of a portion of the Royal University Hospital parkade today as demolition began to prepare for Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan (CHS). Saskatoon Health Region is tearing down the portion of the parkade where the new maternal and children's hospital will be built. Click here
for a video.