Plenary Health to build Cancer Centre for North

The B.C. Cancer Agency has taken a major step forward in its plans for a cancer centre in the north.

On Friday, the agency announced a partnership with Plenary Health, to build the 5,000 square-metre facility in Prince George.

The partnership means Plenary has accepted a fixed-price agreement, to design, build, and maintain the project over a 30 year term.

The nearly $70 million project will include two linear accelerators (used in radiation therapy), one C.T. simulator, and a chemotherapy treatment unit, as well as general clinics and offices.

Construction will be done in phases, with a final completion date scheduled for September of 2012.