Exterior cladding is nearing completion, with only the main entrance façade remaining to be completed. Landscape work is progressing around the building. The elevated terraces have received hard surfaces and planting. Work is ongoing around the terrace soffits and glass guards.
Interiors are progressing at various levels throughout the building. One inpatient unit is complete, with the remaining two units very near completion. Staff support spaces are also nearly complete and are beginning to receive furniture. Feature spaces throughout the building are developing satisfactorily; many of them require only completion of finished paint and accessories.
Parkin is proud to have participated in the completion of Tuugaalik High School with Accutech Engineering Inc., providing design development, construction documentation and construction review services for Naujaat’s new school in Nunavut, Canada. The design and construction follows Northern Good Building Practice Guidelines and meets the challenges of the Arctic environment and site conditions.
The high school is designed to accommodate 210 students and provides a multifunctional, flexible and adaptable facility functions primarily as a school, but also serves the recreational and social needs of the community, after hours. Site orientation and the incorporation of natural light are typical design features throughout the facility. The main design feature of the school is the common / central gathering area, also known as a Kiva. All program elements, such as the classroom wing, gymnasium and daycare, have commonality in and around this impressive feature.
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Construction pace has increased, the building is being enclosed with metal cladding, and exterior masonry will commence very shortly. Window frame installation is on-going. Metal studs work is moving along quickly. The firing range sub-contractor has now mobilized on site and installation is moving quickly.
Construction is on schedule for the new Halton Regional Police Headquarters in Oakville. Masonry work has commenced and the penthouse metal cladding work will follow next week. The tower crane has been removed. Mechanical and electrical equipment is in place. Metal stud installation has commenced and boarding will resume once enclosed.
Parkin, with EllisDon, has been short-listed as one of three teams to compete for the Valleyview design-build project in Burnaby, BC, a new hospital that will accommodate 38 beds, as well as academic, program and recreational spaces, with approximately 6,340 sm in net program area. The facility will accommodate two mental health programs currently housed on the Willingdon and Canada Way sites in Burnaby, BC:
- The Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre provided by the Ministry of Children and Family Development; and
- The Provincial Assessment Centre provided by Community Living British Columbia.
The Valleyview Project is part of the redevelopment of the Riverview Campus, a 244-acre site in Coquitlam that was home to Riverview Hospital.