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New Adult Mental Health and Addictions Facility

Striving to better serve the St. John’s community, the Health Science Centre (HSC) campus is being extended to accommodate the New Adult Mental Health and Addictions Facility (NAMHAF).

ST. JOHN'S, NL

Striving to better serve the St. John’s community, the Health Science Centre (HSC) campus is being extended to accommodate the New Adult Mental Health and Addictions Facility (NAMHAF).

This addition will be a six-storey, 102-bed hospital; a new 60-bed hostel to replace the Agnes Cowan Hostel; and a parking garage with space for 1,000 vehicles.

The facility is designed to make a simple, strong, accessible, and direct connection to one of the HSC’s principal public spines and amenity areas. It also has four connections to the HSC, to interconnect service flows, patient transfers, public connection, and staff connection efficiently into corresponding zones of each building.

NAMHAF will maximize operational efficiency by: minimizing staff travel distances, optimizing energy efficiency through technical detailing, and delivering a complex set of programmatic requirements while keeping future flexibility in mind. Placement of elevator cores will also reduce staff travel distances and improving staffing efficiencies.

The NAMHAF building carefully provides a modern aesthetic that showcases open-air green cascading terraced courtyards that are oriented to St. John’s major arterial road - Prince Philip Drive. The angled form of the inpatient tower has been designed to ensure rich daylighting of the patient spaces. The vast majority of patient and hostel bedrooms will receive direct daylight, and the social spaces, such as the lounges, television rooms, and dining rooms, have been arranged to receive direct daylight regardless of the floor.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

CLIENT

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador;
Eastern Regional Health Authority

ARCHITECT

B+H Architects

OUR ROLE(S)

Structural Engineering Consultant

SIZE

240,000 ft²

BUDGET

$330 M

MARKET (OFFICE)

TORONTO

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