The Cape Dorset health Centre designed by Parkin is under construction. The existing site housed the community high school which was lost to a fire over 4 years ago. The health centre is located on Dorset Island located at the Southern tip of Baffin Island, an area of rugged and rolling terrain.
The site has faced several challenges, the major one being an environmental clean-up due to the fire. The building has a hybrid of foundation systems, including rock socketed piles in bedrock and poured concrete foundations to support the mechanical functions of the building.
Over the course of the remaining construction season, prior to the Christmas holidays, the building’s foundations, superstructure and building envelope will be erected, the goal being to enclose the building so that work can continue into the winter months.