Clark Builders starts work on $130M continuing care centre in Calgary
Construction has started in Calgary on a $130.5 million health care project designed, in part, to relieve pressure on the city’s hospitals.
The province held an official groundbreaking ceremony for the Bridgeland Riverside Continuing Care Centre Feb. 24.
Clark Builders recently won the contract to build the facility and has begun work on the project expected to last approximately 30 months.
The site includes 198 units for adults and seniors with a range of chronic care requirements, as well as space on the ground floor for outpatient day programs and seniors services. The facility is expected to free up space in hospitals for patients requiring more active treatment.
The province said the project will create 520 direct and indirect jobs. Crews on-site are scheduled to complete the new facility by late 2023.