The main portions of the space will be used for cutting edge research, as the new home for Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.
Healthcare technologists need a place to design, build and test, in a setting where research and patient care actually takes place. PHIX will be that new home.
Any new treatments innovations require rigorous testing and patient involvement. This building will be able to be the host centre for many clinical trials.
Whether through debates or lectures, the public needs the opportunity to engage with research. Through spaces designed for deliberate dialogue and serendipitous encounters, the new project will focus on public engagement.