Located in Lower Sackville, just outside Halifax, the Cobequid Community Health Centre serves some 100,000 residents in the burgeoning Bedford, Sackville and surrounding areas. It had outgrown its existing facilities and had been awaiting the go-ahead to build a new centre since 1998.
Pomerleau constructed this new 11,625 m2 hospital on a green site. Levels 1, 2 and 3 have a concrete structure and Level 4 has a steel structure. The exterior walls are precast concrete "On Site Tilt-Up Panels", curtain wall and metallic cladding. The parking lot accommodates 250 vehicles.
The project incorporates ambulance bays, emergency services (29 beds), critical care, diagnostic imaging (including a CAT scanner), endoscopy, outpatient services, hearing and speech clinic, diabetes management, administration, laboratory and building services. The building includes two utility feeds, a large central UPS and an emergency power distribution system.
The mechanical and electrical systems include heating, ventilation, plumbing, fire protection, medical gas distribution, building automation system (BAS), lighting, power distribution, fire alarm system, television system, nurse call, paging, building security system and structured wiring system.