The vision for the new Golden Plough Lodge was unveiled yesterday, as staff and consultants shared concept drawings for the replacement home, to be built by 2025.
County Council directed staff to secure architect and project management services in order to move forward with the official design and build, which is anticipated to cost just over $40 million.
Based on provincial direction, the new Golden Plough Lodge will continue to be a 151-bed home, though the County is exploring designs that could accommodate future growth if supported by the province.
To be located on an empty parcel of land currently owned by the County just west of the existing Lodge, the new facility will include a mix of private, semi-private and basic rooms.
The ‘campus-style’ site plan reveals a park-like setting with accessible trails connecting the new facility with the County Headquarters building and Halcyon Place, as well as surrounding amenities.