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EDMONTON – Bird Construction has been awarded a $95 million contract to build the Covenant Wellness Community – Community Health Center in Edmonton.
The new community health center will be the first phase of Covenant Health’s planned wellness community in southeast Edmonton. It will be an approximately 200,000 square foot, three-storey building with a two-level underground parkade.
“We are proud to be selected by Covenant Health to support the development of their innovative wellness community. This project adds to our long history as a strong institutional builder and is aligned with Bird’s belief in providing sustainable and innovative solutions for our clients, partners, and the communities in which we live and work,” Bird Construction CEO Teri McKibbon said in a statement .
The facility will provide non-urgent, ambulatory medical clinics and complementary medical retail such as laboratory services, diagnostic imaging and doctors’ offices, as well as food service outlets.
“Covenant is pleased to move to the next phase of this innovative project. We look forward to working collaboratively with Bird Construction to bring an integrated approach to aging in place, with its mix of housing and care development and services,” Covenant Health CEO Patrick Dumelie added.
The architectural highlight of the building will be a two-storey atrium to facilitate the flow of users through the central common area, a Bird Construction release stated.