Don Procter, Journal of Commerce
The Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford is being constructed on land that was a nine-hole golf course. The new hospital is being delivered in 33 months at a cost $222 million. - Photo: PHOTO COURTESY GRAHAM CONSTRUCTION
The Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford is the largest construction project in the city and will be the province’s main mental health treatment centre when it is completed next year.
But don't expect the public-private partnership (P3) project to be anything like psychiatric institutions of the past.
"It was the desire of the health authority to move away from the traditional institutional design and give the building more of a home-like feel," says Colin Olfert, a construction manager with Graham.
[...]The joint venture is aiming for LEED Silver certification. One innovation is a combined heat and power system that uses fossil and renewable fuels to produce energy more efficiently than traditional separate heat and centralized power systems, he says.
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