Dartmouth General Hospital Redevelopment
Currently under construction, the Dartmouth General Hospital redevelopment represents the biggest healthcare upgrade project in Nova Scotia in recent years. The project includes a major addition for new surgical services with eight new operating rooms, ambulatory clinics, endoscopy services, MDRD, and a new emergency power plant. The project also includes major renovations to the existing hospital for two new inpatient units, a new and expanded intensive care unit, diagnostic imaging, a pharmacy, a new main entrance, and a seismic upgrade of the existing facility.
- Dartmouth, NS
- 162,175 sq ft
- Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
- Sustainability LEED® Silver certification
FC O’Neil Scriven
OCL Construction Management
RJ Bartlett Engineering Ltd
- DIALOG Services
The reorientation and development of a new main entrance and new atrium space for staff and patients breaks down barriers and promote interaction.
Circulation for public, patients, staff, and services are simplified through a central street.
This connects the main destination points of the hospital (main entrance, atrium, and reception areas).
The route is punctured with daylight, bringing the outside in.
Daylight plays a large role in both public areas and clinical areas, most notably in surgical rooms, PACU, recovery, and at major reception areas.
A high-performance envelope, along with accessible green roofs, tie in to an existing central power plant.
Hardware is upgraded with energy- and water-efficient mechanical and electrical systems (including heat recovery, LED lighting).