Pomerleau is well-versed in how to best serve the needs of customers in the healthcare market. The company is building or has recently completed projects such as the Cornwall Community Hospital expansion and renovation in Ontario, the McGill University Health Centre Research Centre in Montreal and the first and second phases of the Labrador-West Regional Health Care Centre in Newfoundland. But in addition to working with these large institutions on transforming their facilities, Pomerleau also has the expertise to deliver quality on all healthcare projects, such as the reconstruction of St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Inc.
Ottawa’s historic Lansdowne Park is getting a new look. The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) gained city approval to renovate and rebuild Lansdowne Park to form a new entertainment complex.
“OSEG was initially founded to re-establish CFL football in Ottawa; however, the city’s stadium required major renovations which were not feasible without a comprehensive plan for the revitalization of the entire 48-acre site,” OSEG states. “The Lansdowne Partnership Plan, which offered a vision for a new, vibrant and transformed Lansdowne, was developed and first presented to Ottawa City Council on Sept. 2, 2009. Over the three next years, with significant input from the general public, the plan was refined and fully approved for implementation on Oct. 11, 2012.”
Sometimes a single structure can characterize an entire city – think of the CN Tower in Toronto – and that is the effect the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences building will have on the University of British Columbia’s (UBC’s) campus in Vancouver.
“It’s the flagship building,” Ledcor Project Manager Matt Artis declares. “It is the one people will notice as soon as they drive onto the campus. It’s setting a new standard for the architecture up here. It’s a great project to work on, and I’m really happy with the results and very proud of the accomplishment we all were a part of.”
Located in northern Alberta, the new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital is a $621.4 million project that will revolutionize the delivery of healthcare in the region. Its scope includes construction of a new regional hospital and cancer centre, which will help bring specialized care closer to the area’s residents.
Grande Prairie Regional Hospital will be an acute-care, secondary-level medical centre that will be a regional referral centre providing health services to the people of northwestern Alberta. A 64,000-square-meter facility, the Grand Prairie Regional Hospital will be a high-quality healthcare complex that includes a state-of-the-art cancer treatment centre, a 200-bed hospital and a healthcare training facility.
The dual function of policing is to serve and protect. Police want to invite the community into their facility so citizens feel comfortable and can access a variety of services. But at the same time, a police headquarters must be designed to protect evidence, maintain secure operations and temporarily house detainees until they can be released or transferred to other facilities.
It was with that in mind that EllisDon took on the challenge of designing and building a new headquarters for the Saskatoon Police Service in Saskatchewan. Working from the city’s request for proposals and a detailed owner’s statement of requirements, EllisDon and the architectural firms it selected – CS&P Architects of Toronto, and local firm, aodbt architecture + interior design – balanced these needs in a five-storey, 390,000-square-foot facility of concrete and steel.
When Mount Allison University set out to build a performing arts center, the aim was to deliver a structure that would serve as an introduction to its campus in Sackville, New Brunswick, to visitors as they exited the expressway. EllisDon has been tasked with bringing this vision for the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts to fruition, and Project Manager Robert Dillabough says the construction team is using a combination of tried-and-true process and new techniques to make this a reality.
The city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is hard at work on a new library facility that it believes will become an important hub for the city, and EllisDon is helping it realize that vision. The new Halifax Central Library will provide residents with more space for books, movies and other materials, meeting spaces, study areas and computer labs, as well as some amazing views of the city and its surroundings, according to EllisDon Project Manager Roland Doucet.
When a suburb is growing as rapidly as the Ottawa suburb of Barrhaven, there is rarely any debate about the need for more facilities to benefit its residents. In the case of the Barrhaven South Recreation Complex (BSRC), city of Ottawa’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department (PRCS) determined it needed to ramp up its current offerings and add to its capacity to address this community’s growing population.