Clinical Support and Research Centre
Our new health innovation hub at the St. Paul’s Hospital campus known, for now, as the Clinical Support and Research Centre (CSRC), will be the cornerstone and economic driver for Vancouver’s newest health innovation district for discovery and learning in the False Creek Flats area.
Directly adjacent to the future hospital, the CSRC will be a multi-building, approximately 47,000 square metre (~800,000 square feet) state-of-the-art research, technology and medical complex which will allow St. Paul’s Hospital to further embed research and innovation into everything we do. Over the years, we’ve been vanguards in many areas, and the CSRC ensures we will continue to be at the forefront of medical advancements which improve the lives of British Columbians and people all over the world.
Think of the CSRC as a world-class facility that will be more than the sum of its parts. The CSRC will create an environment where Providence Health Care’s experts in medicine and research are brought together with industry and academic partners, all under ‘one roof’ working alongside each other creating synergies, sparking ideas, innovating new medical advancements and solving some of the world’s most pressing medical problems.
A game-changer for Vancouver and Canada
From industry players and start-ups, the CSRC will attract innovative organizations and medical thought leaders with state-of-the-art core research facilities including wet labs, specimen biobanks and analytic data centres, a daycare, retail, and leasable space. Plus, at its heart, is an Innovation Centre with ‘sandbox’ prototyping space designed to encourage collaboration and discovery.
All this will be just steps away from BC’s most modern hospital featuring the latest advances in technology. Located on the edge of downtown Vancouver, the CSRC makes it easy to connect with patients interested in participating in clinical trials to help us further medical science and transform care.
Those medical breakthroughs might be in the areas where St. Paul’s Hospital and Providence Research already have internationally recognized centres of excellence in chronic disease, mental health, emerging health issues like COVID-19, or in our areas of patient-centred research driven by social justice.
With so much to offer, the CSRC will be THE place in BC for the best and brightest minds with the drive to pursue excellence for the greater good.
What’s next for the CSRC?
The business plan for the CSRC was approved by the provincial government in July 2021. We will select our development partner in 2022. Construction is expected to begin late-2023.