Our ability to manage multiple stakeholders - security, IT, owner, government authority, etc. - to achieve consensus was a critical success factor in delivering a design that would be operational in such a unique facility.
- Strategy and Project Design Compliance (IMIT, Security and AV), Lifecycle costing
- Size/Complexity: 34839 m2 / Provincial tertiary care for mental health and corrections
- Completion Date: 2019
Key Scope Elements
- Mental Health and Correctional Facility
- 284 beds
- 4 levels of security zoning
- IMIT plan development
Angus Connect worked with this greenfield P3 facility to develop and review standards and options for IMIT systems, including security and audiovisual.
Our team assisted in preparing staff for operational changes, and in developing the RFP, including performance and technical specifications, as well as drawings to procure the systems. We also assisted in evaluating RFP responses.
The North Battleford project is unique in that it brings together two often-separate facilities – healthcare and corrections. Our skillset in both of these sectors was a distinct advantage to the project. The work required a focused approach to balance the high security needs of a corrections facility and the therapeutic and calming approach to a mental health facility.
The site entailed four levels of security zoning and required interior, building perimeter and site coverage so that inmates and members of the public have appropriate access to services within and outside the facility. Programming and treatment services at the new facility will be offered separately for mental health patients and offenders.
Angus Connect’s understanding of the technologies that allow the flow of people through the site and facility were very beneficial to this project. We reviewed numerous technology options in coordination with architectural and landscape design, including video surveillance, real time locating services, panic/duress call, access control, and intrusion detection.
Our ability to manage multiple stakeholders – security, IT, owner, government authority, etc. – to achieve consensus was a critical success factor in delivering a design that would be operational in such a unique facility.