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Mission Complex Residential Care Facility and Mission Community Health Centre

British Columbia

The design for this new complex care community residential centre and campus of care evokes an “architecture of wellness” for the facilities, which will be located adjacent to the existing Mission Memorial Hospital in the Fraser Valley.

The campus of care for seniors will be approximately 130,000 sf in size with 200 residential care beds for people with complex health care needs, as well as a day program for other adults. A community health centre on the campus is 27,000 sf and features a range of programs, such as primary care, a diabetes clinic, a seniors’ clinic, public health care, mental health and addiction care.

The layout of this facility was inspired by the traditional west coast First Nation sun crest with a series of arms extending outward and radiating around a central sun figure. This concept reflects the local culture of the region and the people who have helped shape the land and the surrounding communities.

The design welcomes a new spirit of community partnership, collaboration and engagement and demonstrates a commitment to providing exceptional patient care in a truly integrated health model.

The building, which is being constructed almost entirely of wood products and will be built to LEED Gold Standards, is seen to be the first of its type to be rolled out across British Columbia in the near future.

Farrow is working with VanMar Constructors Inc., as the team selected through a design-build competition, in assoicaiton with Vancouver-based KMBR Architects.