The County of Grey owns and operates Lee Manor, a 150-bed long-term care facility in Owen Sound, Ontario. The age of the facility, along with new health care regulations, led the County to undertake a complete remodeling of Lee Manor.
The updated facility includes two new wings, an addition of two-storeys above an existing single floor wing, and new service connections. New resident rooms, dining areas, nurse stations, and service areas have been incorporated into the additions.
Upon completion of the additions, the entire existing facility was remodeled, including the enlargement of existing resident rooms, a new kitchen, program rooms, tub rooms, and lounge areas.
The project required strict scheduling and phasing, as Lee Manor remained fully operational during all stages of construction. As Maple Reinders completed each phase, it was put into use by the owner, and newly vacated areas were, in turn, renovated.
Maple Reinders constructed the three-storey Long-Term Care Facility, which is organized into an asymmetrical composition, with four residential wings arranged in a “pinwheel” pattern around a landscaped courtyard, allowing for the preservation of mature trees on the site.
The construction of the school took place while the existing Westbrook School (built in 1953) was in use for an entire school year. The contract included abatement and demolition of the existing school which was undertaken during the summer break.