299 Montreal Road – Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health – Expansion

Project Description

New 2,790 m2 mixed use 3-storey building addition and 1,025 m2 parking garage addition to an existing 1,395 m2, 2-storey building. The addition includes medical and dental clinic, wellness centre, daycare, ceremonial hall, cultural centre, library, meeting rooms, office space and a commercial kitchen.

The construction work was phased to maintain existing building in operation while the new addition was constructed.

The mechanical design featured:

  • New commercial kitchen equipment with high efficiency condensing make-up air unit and low flow capture jet technology kitchen exhaust hood.
  • Centralized washroom exhaust energy recovery units delivering heat reclaimed ventilation air back into the space.
  • Zoned high performance rooftop air handling units, with energy recovery wheels capable of accommodating high outdoor airflow rates.
  • Variable air volume terminal units providing individualized thermal comfort to various spaces.
  • Ultra high efficiency boiler plant providing hydronic in-floor radiant heating at perimeter spaces and parking garage hydronic unit heaters.
  • Ceremonial hall with domed ceiling having overlooking upper storey balcony with integrated smoke exhaust capabilities to meet fire protection code requirements but also serving as a means of smoke control during ceremonial proceedings.
  • Complete building automation system with energy management controls.

The electrical design featured:

  • Customer owned electrical sub-station.
  • voltage lighting controls with LED lighting throughout.
  • Theatrical/ceremonial lighting custom designed for ceremonial hall.

Project Details

  • Owner: Wabano Center for Aboriginal Health
  • Project Location:Ottawa, ON
  • Construction Completion:2013
  • Building Type:Public/Institutional
  • Project Type:Multi-use Community & Health Services Centre
  • Construction Value:$14M (Total) $2.5M (M&E)