Dartmouth General Hospital Redevelopment

Flexible facilities

Healthcare & Wellness

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.

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Location
Dartmouth, NS
Client
Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
Collaborators

CBCL Limited
Entro
FC O’Neil Scriven
Hascomb ltd
Lydon Lynch
OCL Construction Management
Pinto Engineering
RJ Bartlett Engineering Ltd
Vollick McKee

DIALOG Services

Architecture
Electrical Engineering
Interior Design
Mechanical Engineering
Structural Engineering

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).

The Team