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Implementing therapeutic building design in leading health centre

Colliers played a key role in developing this innovative purpose-build facility.


Implementing therapeutic building design in leading health centre

Opened in October 2021, the Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and Addiction is a 105-bed centre focused on clients’ mental wellness and substance-free living, as well as their physical wellness and eventual transition to care in their home communities. It is the first of its kind in British Columbia – enabling clients to receive integrated, concurrent treatment for both mental health and addiction.

The centre incorporates contributions from the Kwikwetlem First Nation, including Indigenous murals and art, a room for healing activities and an exterior “House Post” — the first to be raised in the Nation’s traditional lands in more than 100 years. Research shows that our physical environment plays a significant role in dignity, wellness, and recovery. Colliers was proud to support this innovative healthcare project, working as the chief project officer and as a partner providing both project management and operational readiness support.

We helped the Red Fish Healing Centre plan and implement a purpose-built facility that includes:
 

  • Private client rooms and facilities
  • Calming and comforting interior design elements
  • Natural and therapeutic lighting
  • Green spaces and gardens
  • Indigenous art and sacred spaces
  • Visiting and learning areas
  • Communal kitchen spaces
  • Meeting spaces for families and friends

Indigenous partnerships