Meadow Lake, SK
NorthWest Community Lodge
186,900 sq. ft.
Prime Consulting, Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Contract Administration
The new NorthWest Community Lodge is a 72-bed, up to Level 4 care facility that is also home to an Adult Day Program for approximately 12-15 clients. Originally designed in 2009, the updated plan is organized into six ‘cottages’ of 12 resident rooms and support spaces. Two cottages are paired back to back to optimize shared support spaces for operational efficiencies while still providing a dedicated kitchen, dining, family/living room, tub/spa and nurse support station for each cottage.
These three cottage pairs connect to the central “Community Core” area which is the hub of facility operations as well as the social connecting points of the six cottages. The entrance is by the administration offices and Adult Day program while the building and staff support areas are integrated near the cottage wings. Therapy/treatment, exam room, coffee counter, hair salon, and a recreation/community room support both full-time residents and day program clients.
Recognizing the diversity of clients from the Meadow Lake region, the redesigned core area also features a round-shaped cultural room and is a focal point near the core rotunda. Secure outdoor amenity space is accessed through each cottage dining and main community room while natural daylight and exterior views have been maximized throughout.