This new four-storey mixed use “hub” development will combine affordable housing with a community health centre to simplify and enhance the lives of seniors. The project involves renovation and expansion of the existing Carlington Community Health Centre (CCHC). There is a heavy focus on sustainable design and construction for this project to promote healthy living for the residents and users.
Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) is taking advantage of the vacant lands to the south-west of the existing CCHC building for construction of the new four-storey addition. The community health centre will expand approximately 12,000 sq ft into the the ground floor of the new building, with an interior connection to the existing facility. Other community health care programs will be located in the existing building.
The upper three floors of the new building will contain approximately 42 independent living rental apartment suites for OCH targeted at community seniors.
Sustainable goals include high durability of products and materials as well as reduced energy consumption to minimize operational and maintenance costs for the life span of the building.
The project is targeting Passive House and WELL Building Certifications.