The Perley Rideau continues to make progress on the expansion of our Seniors’ Village. By housing about 200 seniors in a new multi-storey building on the site of Lupton Hall, the project will help to meet growing demand for seniors’ housing, support government efforts to improve healthcare, help to end hallway medicine, and contribute to our long- term sustainability.
The Board of Directors analyzed a long list of factors before approving the expansion. These include long-term opportunities to generate revenues and the challenges associated with developing the Perley Rideau campus, such as complex underground infrastructure, easements and limited parking space. The analysis identified Lupton Hall as the best site for development, in part because future tenants would enjoy ready access to Village services and amenities.
The next step was to issue a call-out to architectural teams. Of the 10 firms that expressed interest, four advanced to the design-competition stage. The four firms have been engaged to develop innovative ideas that meet all established criteria, including replacing the multi-purpose space of Lupton Hall and delivering a true continuum of care to tenants. Later this summer, we’ll award the contract to the firm with the best proposal and we expect to begin construction in the next two years.
Throughout the planning and design of the new building, there will be numerous opportunities for the Perley Rideau community-at-large to provide input.
The Health Centre continues to discuss the possibility of partnering with Algonquin College to construct a seniors’ care facility.
Questions or comments, please contact:
- The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre
- 1750 Russell Road
- Ottawa, ON.
- K1G 5Z6
- Phone: 613-526-7171 ext.2207
- Fax: 613-526-7186