Gene Zwozdesky Centre (Norwood Redevelopment Project)

Edmonton Zone, Capital Projects

Time Lapse Video of Construction Winter 2021 Update

CapitalCare Norwood Re-Development Project – Winter 2020 / 2021 Update

Construction at the Gene Zwozdesky Centre at Norwood is progressing, is on schedule and starting to take shape.

About 300 construction workers are currently on site, working extended hours to keep this important and critical project on schedule and on budget.

With work progressing quickly and completion slated for early 2024, the project is expected to create 1,600 construction-related jobs.

Construction updates include:

  • Concrete work is scheduled to be complete in the spring of 2021, after which the two tower cranes will be removed.
  • The building’s brick exterior is being laid and windows are being installed.
  • Inside stud walls, door frames, Mechanical and Electrical systems are being installed.

The Government of Alberta, in conjunction with public health officials, is carefully monitoring worksites across the province through the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the construction season proceeds while keeping workers safe. This will help ensure that not a single day of the construction season is lost and keep workers safe and construction sites open.

The protocols include:

  • Maintaining separation of at least six feet between workers.
  • Avoiding in-person meetings when possible. If held, the number of attendees should be limited and workers are required to maintain separation.
  • Ensuring personal hygiene practices and job sanitation measures have and continue to be implemented.
  • Directing anyone exhibiting flu-like symptoms not to come to work and to self-isolate for 14 days.


$ 364 Million


  • The new 40,000 square metres re-development project expansion at CapitalCare Norwood will help with the growing need in the Edmonton area for continuing care capacity including complex and post-acute care.
  • It will improve the operation of the acute care and continuing care systems in Edmonton by reducing the demand for emergency department visits, inpatient acute care services, and reducing continuing care placement.
  • It will provide a new modern facility that meets current standards and needs.

Community services to be provided in the new expansion:

  • Specialty dental clinic
  • Community paramedic program
  • CHOICE – day program to keep seniors healthy and at home
  • Hemodialysis
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Respiratory outreach and respiratory benefits program
  • Facilities to support continuing care education and research

Open House Documents

Developed by

Alberta Infrastructure (Clark Builders - construction managers)

Owned by

Alberta Health Services

Operated by