The New Adult Mental Health and Addictions Facility will be an addition to the existing Health Sciences Centre campus and includes a 240,000 square-foot, six-storey, 102-bed hospital; a new 60-bed hostel to replace the Agnes Cowan Hostel; and, a parking garage with space for 1,000 vehicles.
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Eastern Regional Health Authority
Marco/Cahill Mental Health Partnership
Cahill Facility Management Ltd.
Financial close date
(48.5 Month Construction) + 30-Year Operations
The NAMHAF building carefully provides a modern aesthetic that showcases open-air green cascading terraced courtyards that are oriented to St. John’s major arterial road – Prince Philip Drive.
The angled form of the inpatient tower has been designed to ensure rich daylighting of the patient spaces. The vast majority of patient and Hostel bedrooms will receive direct daylight, and the social spaces such as the lounges, television rooms, and dining rooms have been arranged to receive direct daylight regardless of the floor.
Connection to the Health Sciences Centre (HSC) and Campus:
The Facility accommodates a new truck turnaround space at the existing loading dock, simplifying campus operations and improving logistical connections.The New Adult Mental Health and Addictions building has been designed to achieve LEED® Silver Certification.
The facility will maximize operational efficiency by: minimizing staff travel distances, optimizing energy efficiency through technical detailing, and delivering a complex set of programmatic requirements while keeping future flexibility in mind. Examples Include:
Over the course of construction, more than 400 jobs are expected to be created with 200 workers expected onsite at peak construction.
During the construction phase, Avalon Healthcare Partnership will:
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