Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Facility (BLCOC)
Julian Parkinson
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Porcelain TilesStone Tile International
LAMINAM I NATURALI MARBLES, Moonstone, Ice Series, LAMINAM CALCE, LAMINAM COLLECTION
Safety Flooring Altro
Glazing Films 3M
Crystal, FASARA, Scotchal Lines
FlooringMondo Contract Flooring
Harmoni, Advance
Wood-Look Plastic Laminate Formica Group
Aged Ash
Wood Ceiling Tiles Armstrong World Industries
WOODWORKS Tegular

Product Spec Sheet
Porcelain Tiles
LAMINAM I NATURALI MARBLES, Moonstone, Ice Series, LAMINAM CALCE, LAMINAM COLLECTION by Stone Tile International
Safety Flooring
Glazing Films
Crystal, FASARA, Scotchal Lines by 3M
Flooring
Harmoni, Advance by Mondo Contract Flooring
Wood-Look Plastic Laminate
Aged Ash by Formica Group
Wood Ceiling Tiles
WOODWORKS Tegular by Armstrong World Industries

Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Facility (BLCOC)

Parkin Architects as Architects

Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre (BLCOC) stands as a beacon of innovation and excellence in urban design and architecture, situated just west of Halifax, Nova Scotia, against the breathtaking backdrop of the Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area. As a pivotal component of the master plan for the QEII Health Sciences Centre, the BLCOC redefines healthcare delivery by decentralizing services from the Halifax Infirmary site and providing essential ambulatory care closer to patients residing outside the Greater Halifax Region.

BLCOC serves as a comprehensive healthcare hub, offering a spectrum of primary care and specialized services. With approximately 100 clinical spaces, the facility caters to diverse medical needs, encompassing physiotherapy, diagnostic imaging, dialysis, and post-treatment follow-ups. Central to its architectural vision is the Great Hall, a double-height space designed to nurture patient well-being, fostering social interaction and tranquility amidst its welcoming ambience.

photo_credit Julian Parkinson
Julian Parkinson
photo_credit Julian Parkinson
Julian Parkinson

Embracing a contemporary architectural approach, BLCOC seamlessly integrates with its natural surroundings, promoting a sense of serenity and connection to nature. The facility's design prioritizes patient comfort and dignity, employing elements such as ample natural light, soothing colors, and access to outdoor views to cultivate a healing environment. Patient-centered amenities like the Great Hall and outdoor seating areas further enrich the patient experience, fostering emotional resilience and community engagement.

Beyond its architectural splendor, BLCOC demonstrates a steadfast commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Energy-efficient features and waste management practices are seamlessly integrated into its design, reducing energy consumption, and minimizing landfill waste. By prioritizing environmental responsibility, BLCOC sets a precedent for sustainable healthcare delivery, ensuring a cleaner and healthier future.

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Julian Parkinson
photo_credit Julian Parkinson
Julian Parkinson

At the heart of BLCOC's operational strategy lies a dedication to service and technological innovation. Advanced scheduling systems and telehealth capabilities optimize patient-provider interactions, while modular design principles facilitate flexible space utilization, adapting seamlessly to evolving service demands. Through continuous technological advancements, the facility remains at the forefront of healthcare innovation, setting a benchmark for operational excellence and adaptability.

photo_credit Julian Parkinson
Julian Parkinson
photo_credit Julian Parkinson
Julian Parkinson

BLCOC's influence profoundly impacts its local community and environment. By providing accessible healthcare services and enhancing the natural landscape, the facility improves the overall quality of life for residents while promoting sustainability and environmental awareness. Through its holistic approach to design and service delivery, BLCOC emerges as a beacon of hope and healing, transforming lives and communities.

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Julian Parkinson

Team:

Architects: Parkin Architects Western Ltd. in Joint Venture with FBM Architects

Other Participants:

HH Angus
Dillon O'Neill Scriven
G J Cahill & Company (c/o Atlantica Contractors)
Plan Group Inc.
Mulvey & Banani International 
Stephenson EngineerinLtd.
Hatch Ltd.
Vertech Design
RDH
Soberman Engineering
LMDG
Legge Foodservice Facilities Design Inc.
Theakston Environmental
Swallow Acoustics (part of Thornton Tomasetti)
Morrison Hershfield
Trillium Architectural Products Ltd.
Cygnus Design Group
3sI Risk Strategies Inc

Photographer: Julian Parkinson

photo_credit Julian Parkinson
Julian Parkinson

Materials Used:

Floors:
• Rubber Flooring – Mondo – Harmoni Line
• Sports Flooring – Mondo – Mondo Advance Vulcanized
• Epoxy Flooring – Stonhard
• Porcelain Tile – Stone Tile – Moonstone Series
• Safety Flooring – Altro Canada – Altro Aquarius Line
• Tactile Indicators – Elan Tile
Ceilings:
• Wood Ceiling Tiles – Armstrong Ceilings – Woodworks Tegular
• Acoustic Ceiling Tiles - USG
Walls:
• Paint – Sherwin Williams
• Tile – Stone Tile – Ice Series
• Tile – Stone Tile – Laminam I Naturali Series
• Tile – Stone Tile – Laminam Calce Series
• Tile – Stone Tile – Laminam Collection Series
• Grout – Ardex
• Tile Trims – Schluter
• Wall Protection, Handrails, Bumper & Crash Rails – CS Acrovyn
• Wall Protection – Bioclad – Advanced PVC
Millwork:
• Wood-Look Plastic Laminate – Formica – Aged Ash 8844-WR
• FRL – Panolam – Catching Fireflies WA110-SD
• Solid Surface – Corian – Cameo White, White Jasmine & Carbon Concrete
Glazing:
• Glazing Films – 3M – Crystal, Fasara & Scotchal Lines
Fabric:
• Privacy Curtains – Maharam

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Julian Parkinson
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