Central Health Long Term Care Facility, Gander

Size: 5,750 BGSM (61,890 BGSF)
Location: Gander, NL
Client: NL Department of Transportation and Infrastructure
P3 Partnering Firm: NL Healthcare Partners
Architecture: Architecture49, G architects, Gibbons Snow Architects Inc.
Engineering: WSP Engineering, Jewer Bailey Consultants, Pinto Engineering
Contractor: Pomerleau
Completion: May 2021
Sustainability Certification: LEED® Silver® (February 2023)

The project includes the design, construction, finance, and maintenance of a new 60-bed long term care facility located in Gander, and a new 60-bed long term care facility located in Grand Falls-Windsor. The facility in Gander was designed with the potential for future expansion of approximately 105 additional beds.

The P3 Partnering Firm of NL Healthcare Partners with architectural design consultants Architecture49, G architects, and Gibbons Snow Architects, collaborated on the delivery of two facilities, similar in size and program, however each distinct in design articulation and context, paying great attention to the resident, staff, and family needs and the desire for home-like environments. The 3-storey building at Gander was sited to complement the campus-feel of the local college and Elementary School, while the facility at Grand Falls-Windsor was sited in a valley to respect the local context and low-lying neighbouring residential area.

The program includes 15 bed home areas, private rooms with ensuite, neighbourhood living/dining, multipurpose room, celebration room, physiotherapy suite, hair salon, and physician clinic space.

As of February 2023, the New Central Health Long Term Care Facilities at Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor became LEED-certified projects, achieving LEED® Silver and LEED® Gold, respectively.

Photos courtesy of Pomerleau.
Rendering courtesy of G architects.

The LEED® certification trademark is licensed in Canada to the Canada Green Building Council® and is used with permission.

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