Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Client: Vancouver Island Health Authority
Prime Consultant: David Poiron Architect
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Completion: October 2008


October 2016 de Hoog & Kierfulf Architects

The existing pharmacy was expended into the adjacent space inside the hospital, to create a much larger facility. The work involved renovation and construction of an addition, completed in two phases to allow the pharmacy to remain operational during construction. As part of the project, sterile areas for the processing and storage of medication was created, new staff and support spaces as well as extensive mechanical and electrical upgrades were also completed.



December 2014 InsideOut Planning and Architecture Inc.

This project consisted of the completion and fitting out of the two shelled OR suites, taking them from “shelled in” to completion, including the infrastructure and installation of overhead gantry lifts and surgical booms which required structural steel frame work above the ceilings. The upgrade included all new services including mechanical systems, medical gas, new electrical, nurse call and medical pass-throughs. The project also required a significant upgrade to the primary mechanical air handling system servicing the department, which required carefully orchestrated shutdowns of the entire operating floor.

Construction took place within the OR department and the mechanical room on the floor above the OR’s. The scope required level four hoarding above and below the ceilings and through the sterile core of the operating department.



October 2008 David Poiron Architects

This project involved demolitions and major renovations to create a single-storey palliative care wing at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. During this non-combustible renovation project, Kinetic replaced the existing wood frame with steel stud (the structure was concrete). All the work was accomplished within a fully operational facility, with limited site access.

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