Leader, SK

Leader and District Integrated Health Facility

Project Details

Value:

$10.4 Million

Completion:

2018

Size:

42,054 sq. ft.

Services:

Prime Consulting, Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Contract Administration

The Leader and District Integrated Healthcare Facility, envisioned as the new “heart” for the community, provides a variety of healthcare services in one centralized location.

The design for the new facility was developed hand in hand with the Saskatchewan Health Authority (formerly Cypress Health Region) and healthcare staff. Through a collaborative Lean process early
on, key personnel were engaged to help define programming. As
the design progressed, staff involvement remained eminent and
played a significant role in establishing work zones.

The new facility brings together acute care, emergency medical services, community health services and primary health care into one location, with six inpatient beds and 10 exam rooms. A connecting corridor links the new facility to the 30-bed long-term care facility that was renovated as part of the project.

Taking its cue from the residential setting and its focus on creating a home-like environment for users, the architecture of the single-storey building focused on scale and approach. The design maximizes the feasible number of windows to provide an abundance of natural daylight in as many spaces as possible. Welcoming entrance canopies and simple volumes articulate the façade along with a material palette that respects the existing neighbourhood and context.