HOpe Centre for Mental Health and Addictions

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The new 150,000 square foot, four-storey Greta and Robert H.N. HO Psychiatry & Education Centre, (The HOpe Centre) at Lions Gate Hospital, located on the south east corner of the Lions Gate Hospital campus, replaces the current Activation building that was built in 1929 and no longer met the needs of an acute care psychiatric facility. The new building provides state-of-the-art mental health and addictions services including a 26-bed inpatient psychiatric floor.


Also included in the centre is dedicated teaching space for the UBC faculty of Medicine to increase educational opportunities for medical school students and residents, and a dedicated, permanent home for BC Ambulance Service in North Vancouver.  It also includes parking, and additional shelled-in space for future expansion. The new building incorporates wood as much as possible, following the province’s Wood First policy.



Project Statistics
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
Project Type
British Columbia
Metro Vancouver
Size (m2)
Completion Date
April 2016
Kane's Role
LEED Project Manager and Measurement & Verification
LEED NC Gold Targeted
Rating System
LEED Project Management
Measurement & Verification
Key Performance Indicators

62% reduction in irrigation water usage

42% local materials

43% energy cost reduction

80% of construction waste diverted from landfill