As with any construction project, timelines can shift. There has been a shift in Hospice Halifax’s date to welcome patients.
To help patients and families experience the best end of life possible, and in consultation with our contractor Lindsay Construction, we have decided to extend the hospice residence opening to early 2019.
We expect the building to be ‘weathertight’ in September. ‘Weathertight’ means internal work like drywall installation, electrical wiring, and plumbing can continue regardless of weather conditions outside.
We are working toward ‘substantial completion’ of the building on November 16. After this date, Hospice Halifax staff members will be able to work from the building and prepare for the hospice residence’s official opening after the holiday season.
In the meantime, our work continues diligently. In the fall, we will be hiring about 20 new staff members. About 80 volunteers will have completed their training and our annual series of fundraising events will start.
September 6, 2018
Windows will be arriving soon…we’ll have multiple lifts and teams putting the windows in place.
August 3, 2018
A hospice residence decked in orange! The Wrap Shield Integrated Tape will provide waterproofing for the exterior walls.
July 12, 2018
The roof is on and the windows will be installed in the next two weeks. Plumbers and electricians are on site and construction is rapidly progressing!
June 28, 2018
The house is really starting to take shape! The structure for the storeys and the walls are well in place.
May 14, 2018
With winter behind us, construction progress will accelerate. The foundations are complete, structural steel is up, the elevator shaft is in, and framing is underway. Over the next six to eight weeks, people viewing the site will see the building really take shape.
March 23, 2018
The foundation is complete, the structural steel is currently being erected, and the framing will start shortly. Until now, most of the work has occurred below ground, but driving by soon you’ll see a noticeable difference as the building takes shape on the foundation.
February 9, 2018
The foundation is nearly complete! Framing and the floor of the structure will be installed in the next two weeks.
January 6, 2018
The construction site fared well overall during yesterday’s storm. Construction continued today after a bit of tidying.
December 8, 2017
Framing for the hospice residence will start in January: a rainy fall season has pushed back the schedule. Because of the weather, there will be an occasional Saturday when construction work will take place, in keeping with HRM guidelines. No construction work will take place between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
November 8, 2017
Work on the foundation framing continues.
October 16, 2017
Wood blocking is being put in place for the foundation. Hospice Halifax announces hospice residence construction. View today’s news release.
September 15, 2017
The new hospice residence site on Francklyn Street has been cleared to make way for building. Excavation is nearly complete. We anticipate framing and pouring for the foundation walls and elevator shaft will take place over the next three weeks or so, finishing around Thanksgiving.
August 23, 2017
Our first step forward is complete! We’re now getting ready to build on site. Timbers from the former buildings at 618 and 620 Francklyn Street will be reused in the new hospice residence — they might be refashioned into planters and benches in our landscape design, for example.
August 19, 2017
The abatement process for 620 Francklyn Street continues until next week.
July 28, 2017
Some traffic control posts will be installed in the vicinity of the new hospice development in the week of July 30, 2017. As per HRM bylaws, Hospice Halifax is required to post this signage during construction.
The traffic plan map shows the signage that will be attached to light posts on McCulloch Ct. and Pinehill Dr. and to posts inserted in nearby grassy areas. Light posts that have signage will be wrapped with material in advance to ensure they are undamaged by the installation.
When development is completed (or when the signage is no longer required) the signage company will come back, remove the signage and the posts, and fill in the small holes created by the posts in the grassy areas.