Carbonear Long Term Care Facility

  • Region

    Halifax, NS

  • City


  • Sector


  • Sub-Sector

    Healthcare & Research

The Story

Once completed, the new Carbonear Long Term Care Facility will arguably be the single largest and most ambitious building construction project ever undertaken in the Trinity-Conception region. The 250-bed facility will take the shape of two four-story structures joined in the middle, taking the shape of the letter H. The construction of the facility includes a rooftop penthouse, patient residence and a support services building which will be connected by a double link to the existing Carbonear General Hospital.

Dialogue between EllisDon and DTW has proven to be a two-way street and we feel that our concerns are heard and addressed. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with EllisDon
Gunar Leja, Directors, Newfoundland Transportation and Works

The new facility will be the new home of residents and staff of three pre-existing nursing homes. It will include space for recreation therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and spiritual care, and will have a mixture of bedroom types (private, semi- private, and double rooms). Food and laundry services in the new residence will also serve the existing hospital, while the support services building will accommodate staff offices, receiving docks, materials storage, garbage disposal and recycling. The project also includes an extension and alteration to the existing hospital boiler plant, to accommodate a new emergency generator and the replacement of an existing boiler with a larger capacity. For the wellbeing of residents, staff and visitors, the design of the building was created to ensure optimum energy efficiency, and is targeting LEED® Silver Certification.