The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced that the construction of two new 60-bed long-term care homes in Grand Falls-Windsor and Gander will start this summer, following the awarding of the contracts for both facilities.

“These new long-term care facility designs are more than images on paper. They are homes designed for residents, their families, and the care teams that support them,” said Andrée Robichaud, President and CEO of Central Health. “That’s why it was so important for residents, their families, and members of our care and support teams to be involved in the design process from the start. The result is a collaborative design that will support quality care, quality work environments, and quality of life.”

The successful proponent selected to design, build, finance and maintain both homes is NL Healthcare Partners. As part of their submission, NL Healthcare Partners has included an apprenticeship training plan that will benefit local apprentices and a women’s employment plan. More details on team members of NL Healthcare Partners can be found below.

The consortium consists of:

  • Developer: Fengate Asset Management (Fengate)
  • Design-Build Contractor: Pomerleau
  • Designer: Architecture49, G architects, Gibbons Snow Architects
  • Engineering: WSP Canada, Malcolm Pinto Engineering, Jewer Bailey Consultants

The Grand Falls-Windsor home will be built on Scott Avenue between Valley Road and the site of the former Abitibi Consolidated mill. The home in Gander will be built next to the College of the North Atlantic campus and is accessible via Magee Road.

“This year will be a significant year for the construction industry in Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Steve Crocker, Minister of Transportation and Works. “Construction starting on the long-term care homes in Central Newfoundland will contribute to economic growth in the region. We look forward to the start of construction on these projects, as well as many others in 2019.”

Construction on both homes is expected to be complete in 2021.

A tender has been issued for the 20-bed expansion of the protective care unit at the Dr. Hugh Twomey Health Centre in Botwood. The tender will be awarded in June. Construction will also start this summer.

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