Construction at the Gene Zwozdesky Centre at Norwood is progressing, is on schedule and starting to take shape.
About 160 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.
Key markers of project progress to date include the relocation of underground 72kV transmission line, completion of excavation, and buildout of the foundation and concrete structure.
By the end of the year, the concrete structure will be up and the building envelope will be sealed. The focus will then shift to the building’s interior. Construction activity will concentrate on the installation of electrical and mechanical systems, and the installation of ceilings, floors, furnishings and partitions.
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:
Residents and staff got a chance to help design the building from the inside out. They joined project team members and designers at a location offsite to review mocked-up, to-scale rooms. The purpose is to test the function, layout and operational flow of the new spaces and include examples of furniture and equipment.
Designers are updating the mock up rooms to reflect the comments received and a second opportunity to review the rooms and assess the exact construction materials and finishes is next.
The mock-ups do not reflect final details such as colors, wall finishes, window glazing, and there will be a separate review process to determine actual furnishing and equipment as part of the purchasing phase later in the project.
Once complete the expansion of CapitalCare Norwood will accommodate a broad range of support programs and services in a new and renovated space including post-acute care, complex continuing care, and palliative care. This development will help to relieve pressure on Edmonton’s hospitals and continuing care systems by reducing the demand for emergency departments, inpatient acute care services and residential continuing care placement.
$ 364 Million
Community services to be provided in the new expansion:
Alberta Infrastructure (Clark Builders - construction managers)
Alberta Health Services