Ambulatory Care Clinic at Health Sciences Centre
Originally built in 1960 as the Ellen Douglass School, this building housed a school catering to the needs of disabled children on the first floor and the Child Guidance Clinic of Winnipeg occupied the second floor. The building was later used by tenants in the education and health related sectors, and in 2022, it was reimagined into the Ambulatory Care Clinic on the Health Sciences Centre campus.
This deep renovation project was the first expansion of the HSC campus since the construction of the adjacent Women’s Hospital. Located on a quiet, residential street, the design of the building was intended to be approachable and in scale with the existing streetscape.
The new facility consolidates a dozen internal medicine clinics that were scattered across the campus to a single location and will see approximately 100,000 patients per year. It is the first clinic in Manitoba to use an on-stage/off-stage model, where patients use different hallways than medical staff to access rooms.
Work included extensive hazardous material abatement and selective demolition of the existing building to bring it down to its core structure. Fit-out for the new Ambulatory Care Clinic included a new basement slab, new elevator and shaft within the existing footprint, an upgraded building envelope, new mechanical and electrical systems, steel stud walls, and new medical grade finishes throughout.