Alberta Health Services, in conjunction with the Province and the City of Edmonton, have released plans for the upcoming $364 million expansion and overhaul of CapitalCare Norwood at 105 St NW and 111 Ave NW in Spruce Avenue just north of downtown. Set to begin construction next year, the project will include a seven-storey resident unit building and a smaller two-storey clinic facility, in addition to a host of additional upgrades and expansions across the entirety of the site.
Viewed above and below, the seven-storey Main Building will be the centrepiece of the new development, the structure to help bring the total number of resident beds to 350 from the previous count of 205. Configured in a "Y" shape, the design of the Main Building will allow natural light into all of the planned 234 private rooms, while also keeping the height down.
Located on the site of a row of former single family homes, the project abuts onto a residential area, thus demanding that the development not exceed certain height restrictions. While the homes have long since been demolished, the row of elm trees (below-left) have been retained, and will line the new entrance to the Main Building.
Visible in the site plan (above), the Main Building will be joined by a new clinic facility, while the 45 year-old Angus McGugan Pavilion will be refurbished as part of the second phase of the project. Soon to be erased from the map, the 53 year-old North Pavilion will be demolished, the troublesome, worn out facility having outlived its purpose.
The project will represent a much-needed upgrade for patients, nurses, doctors, and visitors alike, CapitalCare Norwood home to a range of specialized, intensive care facilities for brain surgery, lung health, and dialyses patients, to name but a few. Airy, modern, and clean, the new facility will be a welcome addition to CapitalCare Norwood.
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