Norway House Cree Nation, Health Centre of Excellence
Location: Norway House, Manitoba
Project Description: Construction of Health Centre & Supporting Buildings
Project Value: $94,510,000
Completion Date: Ongoing (Scheduled Completion July 2022)
Owner: NHCN Health Centre of Excellence Ltd.
Re: Rupinder Brar
Consultant: LM Architechtural Group
Re: Matthew Bowering
The Norway House Cree Nation, Health Centre of Excellence – Construction of Health Centre and Supporting Buildings Project is being constructed by JNR Construction a Joint Venture between the Norway House Cree Nation and Sigfusson Northern Ltd. The community of Norway House Cree Nation is located on the east channel of the Nelson River, approximately 456 kms North of Winnipeg, 208 kms East of the Pas and 190 kms South of Thompson.
The Norway House Cree Nation Health Centre of Excellence is a new, one-story, approximately 9,470 m² (101,934 sq. ft.) integrated Health facility. On this site JNR is the general contractor and is also completing the site servicing, onsite sewer and water works and concrete supply and finishing. The health centre will provide health services for the local Norway House residents and to the broader northern communities.
To facilitate construction of this project significant amount of blasting was required to remove layers of the Canadian Shield. Rock blasting was completed by JNR then crushed and used in JNR’s civil services project. The building foundations is concrete pad and pilaster construction on bedrock, Steel super structure, and a Energy-Efficient Building Envelope. JNR has teamed up with the Norway House Cree Nation for the betterment and training of local community members. JNR and its trade partners have committed to utilizing the maximum amount of local labour and resources. This has ensured the projects target of Green Globes Certification, which is achieved by minimalizing environmental impacts, reducing operating cost and optimize occupant comfort.