News release

Province Approves Funding for CBC Building Demolition

Government is another step closer to expanding the Halifax Infirmary site, as part of the QEII New Generation project.

Funding of $1.6 million for the demolition of the CBC Building was approved today, June 26, that will provide the land needed to move forward with the expansion.

“The Halifax Infirmary is the heart of the QEII New Generation project,” said Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey. “The demolition of the CBC Building will allow for the expansion of the Halifax Infirmary site that includes a new cancer centre, outpatient centre, research and innovation centre, and an expanded inpatient care centre.”

The federal government declared the CBC Bell Road building and property no longer needed. In November 2017, the province purchased the CBC Building for $4.5 million that included two acres of land with a parking lot that has 93 spaces.

A request for proposals will be issued this fall with the demolition starting in February 2020.

DHX and QEII New Generation project team will continue to use the CBC Building until the end of 2019.

The QEII New Generation project is a once in a generation opportunity that will better meet the health-care needs of Nova Scotians. Along with the expansion of the Halifax Infirmary site, the project also includes the Community Outpatient Centre in Bayers Lake, the expansion and renovations of Dartmouth General Hospital and new and renovated operating rooms at Hants Community Hospital in Windsor.

This work will allow services to be moved out of the aging Centennial and Victoria buildings on the Victoria General site, to prepare for their eventual closure.

For updates on the QEII New Generation Project, visit https://healthredevelopment.novascotia.ca/ .

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Government is another step closer to expanding the Halifax Infirmary site, as part of the Q-E-2 New Generation project. Funding of 1.6-million dollars for the demolition of the C-B-C Building was approved today, June 26th. It will provide the land for the expansion.

In November 2017, the province purchased the C-B-C Building for 4.5-million dollars which included two acres of land with a parking lot that has 93 spaces.

A request for proposals will be issued this fall with the demolition starting in February 2020.

D-H-X and Q-E-2 New Generation project team will continue to use the CBC Building until the end of this year.

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Media Contacts:

Lisa Jarrett
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Cell: 902-478-9954 Email:
Carla Adams
Nova Scotia Health Authority 844-483-3344 Cell: 902-483-8516