The Meadows (Swift Current Long-Term Care Project)

The province’s first P3 project is now complete on-time and on-budget.  On May 2, 2016, builders handed the keys to a new long-term care centre over to the Cypress Health Region, which has been named “The Meadows” in recognition of its tranquil, home-like atmosphere. 

With design, financing, and construction done, the P3 team will continue to provide long-term maintenance as part of the government’s total $108.5 million investment.  The new home is fully owned and operated by the health region. 

Construction created an estimated 500 jobs in the province.  Over 70 per cent of companies involved were from Saskatchewan, including 10 from Swift Current. 

On June 3, 2016, Premier Brad Wall joined SaskBuilds Minister Gordon Wyant, Cypress Health Region CEO Beth Vachon, and others to tour the new Meadows, long-term care centre.
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The Meadows provides 210 long-term care beds (an increase from 198), and an additional 15 beds for respite and palliative care.  The facility features a unique design of small resident homes that create a community feel and encourage social interaction among residents and the surrounding community. The long term care facility will be the latest addition to a site that will include schools, Cypress Regional Hospital, and the city’s recreation facilities including a leisure aquatic centre and an indoor field house.


The P3 model is saving more than $16 million (13%).  Approximately half of the savings come from lower construction and maintenance costs.  A full breakdown from Deloitte is available in the value for money report below.  These savings include P3-related costs, such as private financing.

Project Documents

Project History

  • July 3, 2013 - Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was issued and closed October 9, 2013.
  • November 27, 2013 - Three proponent teams were short-listed and announced as moving forward to Request for Proposal (RFP) phase of procurement.
    Fairness Advisor Report
  • December 17, 2013 – Business-to-business networking event held in Swift Current to introduce local businesses to short-listed proponent teams.
  • July 17, 2014 – Plenary Health selected as preferred proponent.
    Final Fairness Advisor Report
  • Summer 2014 – Construction underway.
  • April 30, 2016 – Construction complete, on-time and on-budget.

Project Milestones

In December 2013, SaskBuilds and the Cypress Health Region hosted a business-to-business networking event in Swift Current to introduce local businesses to the short-listed proponent teams bidding on the Swift Current Long-Term Care. More than 40 local business owners and representatives used the opportunity to familiarize the proponent teams with the local services, labour, skills and expertise available.

External Project Advisors

As part of the due diligence process, these project advisors were procured:
  • Facility Consultant Advisor – Group2 Architecture Interior Design Inc.
  • Facility Maintenance Advisor – Pacific Meridian Consulting Inc.
  • Fairness Advisor – McMillan LLP
  • Insurance Advisor – Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc.
  • P3 Financial Advisor – Deloitte LLP
  • P3 Legal Advisor – Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
  • P3 Procurement Advisor – Partnerships BC, Government of British Columbia
  • Quantity Surveyor / Cost Estimator – SSA Quantity Surveyors Ltd.

Project Design Renderings