Vancouver Island Mental Health Society
DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION
2016 – Ongoing
M’akola Development Services (MDS) is supporting the Vancouver Island Mental Health Society (VIMHS) with the redevelopment of their 285 Rosehill Street property, in Nanaimo BC, to increase housing available for adults with mental health diagnoses, addiction or cognitive challenges.
This project is designed to be rehabilitative in nature, and is geared towards residents gaining independent living skills for integration back into the community. It will include 23 studio suites (one accessible unit), a reception area and office space. The 23 new studio units will house individuals who are leading independent lives but will have access to VIMHS’ support services as needed. VIMHS will provide support services as/when needed and work towards transitioning individuals to independent community living.
MDS is responsible for federal and municipal funding applications, municipal approval processes, procurement of the full design team including the construction manager, contract administration, project team coordination and management of capital budget (soft and hard costs). MDS is also coordinating the environmental assessment and remediation process on the project site.
- Feasibility analysis
- Options analysis
- Project team coordination
- Contract administration
- Site and land use planning
- Development and construction analysis and planning