Experience Profile: Bridgepoint Active Healthcare

The redevelopment of Bridgepoint Active Healthcare involved the preservation and adaptive re-use of a historic building.

Opened in 2013, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare provides 404 patient beds in a state-of-the-art, 63,000 m2 facility located next to the historic, 150-year old Don Jail building. This complex care and rehabilitation hospital includes a variety of program and support spaces, each specially designed for patient-use, as well as accommodating their families and visitors. As part of the redevelopment, the former jail now houses administration services for the hospital campus, with the dramatic central atrium being a key historical and design feature. 

LRI provided Building Code review services to the design team, such that the redevelopment addressed the life safety needs of occupants, in both the hospital and Don Jail buildings. Through participation in drawing reviews, design team consultations, and meetings and reviews with the Authorities Having Jurisdiction, LRI assisted the design team and the hospital corporation in realizing their aspirations for a world-class facility.

To help maintain the heritage characteristics of the Don Jail building for future generations, LRI developed performance-based equivalencies for current Code requirements and coordinated the implementation of these measures with the Authorities Having Jurisdiction. LRI’s experience with similar facilities enabled the design team to achieve the greatest design flexibility for current and possible future adaptations, while meeting Building Code regulations. 

HDR Architecture Associates Inc.

Toronto, Ontario

Services Provided
Building Condition Audits
Building Code Review
Fire Code Review
Plans Review
Alternative Solutions
Fire Safety Planning

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