|CLIENT:||MISERICORDIA HEALTH CENTRE|
|CONSULTANT:||NUMBER TEN ARCHITECTURAL GROUP|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||STIPULATED SUM|
|Project SIZE:||9,750 SQ. M.|
The over 100-year-old Misericordia Health Centre required tactical coordination to demolish and replace portions of the multi-building medical campus on a confined site as the hospital remained operational. The mechanical and electrical systems required extensive reconfiguration that spanned close to a year to ensure service continuance throughout the campus. Following demolition of the four-storey Maryland building and two-storey chapel, Bird constructed a new two-storey building housing eye care, ambulatory diagnostic and senior health centres. The final and ongoing stage of this project is an extensive renovation to accommodate a new ophthalmology program, patient registration and ambulatory clinic.
Challenged by the scheduling and interfacing the demolition and construction while maintaining the hospital operations, timely processing of information was critical. Bird worked off-hours to execute the new service connections, while maintaining a rigorous infection control program and its redundancies, including negative room pressure and managed access between the operating facility and construction site.
Bird was awarded an additional contract with the client to build a fifth floor to the existing parkade, adding 100 parking spaces. Renovations to the 30-year-old parkade included a new elevator, stairwell and drainage lines throughout the structure.