Greyback has been selected by Ellis Don as the major contractor for form work and placing of the concrete for the Patient Care Tower and the Parkade. The $12 million dollar contract will provide a projected 80 person years of employment for local carpenters and helpers.
This is not the first time Greyback has spent time upgrading areas of P.R.H. which recently included the Radiography room renovations completed in 2014.
The project will require 2100 truckloads of concrete, 2,200 tonnes of rebar and 20,000 cubic meters of cement and to put it into prospective, that is a sidewalk 166 kilometers long x 120 cm wide x 10 cm deep.
The Patient Care Tower concrete will be completed by fall 2017 and the Parkade concrete will be completed by summer 2018
Greyback has an extensive history in the construction industry in the Okanagan area dating back to the 1930’s. The Kenyon family has always been involved in the community. “Being able to contribute to the construction of the Patient Tower at the Hospital is so vital to the people who live here and resonates deeply with the family values that have been instilled in the company for generations” says Matt Kenyon, General Manager of Greyback.
Kenyon went on to say “Greyback is proud to provide a home-town presence providing work to local residents who have a vested interest in contributing to a successful project in their own community. Having expanded health care facilities close to home will have a huge impact on families who live in the area, and we are honoured to be a part of this project.”
Other notable projects include Osoyoos Border Crossing, South Okanagan Secondary School in Oliver, City of Penticton Waste water treatment plant and the W.R. Bennett floating bridge in Kelowna.