Stanton Territorial Hospital
Completion: November 30, 2018
Size: 287,000 sq. ft.
Located on the property of the existing hospital in Yellowknife, the Stanton Territorial Hospital Renewal Project is a brand new, state or the art 287,000 sq. ft. health care facility serving Yellowknife and the many surrounding communities of the North West Territories. The facility is a two story podium and three story inpatient tower cut into the Canadian Shield overlooking the picturesque Frame Lake. The facility will be constructed predominately of steel with a punch window façade. Many considerations related to the location of the region’s largest capital project in decades will be considered; including accessibility and a harsh construction environment. The project is being delivered by the Boreal Health Partnership under the design, build finance and maintain model. Kelson has partnered with BHP, which includes a Bird/Clark Joint Venture as design/build construction manager, Carillion Canada as FM provider, along with many other design and contracting professionals.
A unique opportunity of this build project is collaborating directly with our engineering partner, Crossey Engineering Limited, to assist in the design process and lend our mechanical construction expertise to help facilitate a cost effective design and implementation. Also, as Kelson’s first project outside of Ontario, the delivery of the Stanton Territorial Hospital project will provide many unique challenges to the operations team from a logistics standpoint.
The mechanical systems present unique challenges at Stanton due to the need to design for the harsh northern conditions. Design standards such as the ‘Good Building Practices of Northern Communities’, ‘Z-8000’ and much more extreme design day conditions has systems being built differently than the Kelson norm in Ontario.