North Battleford, Canada
Government of Saskatchewan
35,000 m2 (376,000 ft2)
Structural Engineering Consultant
Targeting LEED® Silver
This project replaced an existing hospital with a mandate to serve residents of Saskatchewan living with mental illness whose needs could not be accommodated in other facilities. Opened in 2018, Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford is a provincial mental health facility providing innovative, client-centered, and therapeutic services.
The facility achieves identified synergies in delivering mental health services through a combined 188-bed psychiatric facility and an integrated 95-room correctional centre. The correctional centre component of the facility is designed specifically for inmates with mental health issues and operates as a modern, therapeutic environment.
Challenge: The P3 delivery model created an extreme, fast-track delivery of the building structure. On this project, Entuitive prepared and delivered structural construction documents months ahead of the rest of the consultant team.
Solution: A highly collaborative and flexible design approach was critical to delivering a successful structural design. Entuitive worked closely with the consultants and contractor to plan ahead, and delivered a structural design that was both cost-effective and flexible enough to accommodate future work by other consultants.