Construction is underway on the Bridgeland Riverside Continuing Care Centre, providing 520 construction and construction-related jobs in Calgary, Alberta.
Alberta’s government recently awarded the contract for the new continuing care centre to Clark Builders. The contractors are now on site and expect to complete the project in late 2023. The total approved budget for this project is $130.5 million.
“Projects like the Bridgeland Riverside Continuing Care Centre protect the livelihoods of tradespeople and others employed in the construction industry,” said Prasad Panda, Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure. “Investments in infrastructure projects now are laying the foundation for the private sector to grow and create thousands of additional good-paying jobs for Albertans, which is crucial to our economic recovery.”
The Bridgeland Riverside Continuing Care Centreis expected to help address a shortage of spaces for Calgarians requiring continuing and complex care. The new centre will also free up hospital beds for patients requiring active treatment.
“This is fantastic news for individuals and families in the Calgary area whose loved ones need access to health services as they age or their health conditions change,” said Tyler Shandro, Alberta’s Minister of Health. “The future residents of the Bridgeland Riverside Continuing Care Centre can look forward to receiving quality care and services in their own community.”
The Bridgeland Continuing Care Centre will provide a combination of seniors day programs and continuing care units. The day programs will be located on the main floor podium and 198 individual resident rooms will be located over the four upper level floors.