Gene Zwozdesky Centre (Norwood Redevelopment Project)

Edmonton Zone, Capital Projects

Summer / Fall 2021 Update

Time Lapse Video of Construction Spring 2021 Update

Traffic Flow Change

We wanted to share an important traffic flow change for the CapitalCare Norwood site. Effective Tuesday, September 21, 2021, east bound vehicles will no longer be able to make a left hand turn into CapitalCare Norwood via 111th Avenue. In addition, when exiting CapitalCare Norwood onto 111th Avenue there will be no left turn permitted. Please see the map for clarification. A friendly reminder that U-turns are not permitted along the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital drive way.

Construction on the $364 million CapitalCare Norwood Redevelopment Project continues to be on budget and on time.

A big milestone was recently reached with the last pour of concrete, topping off the building. The last of the major mechanical and  electrical equipment will be delivered and placed in the building by end of summer. The last crane will be removed in the coming weeks (early September) allowing contractors to seal up the building and begin work on completing the inside the building.

Construction of the main building is expected to be completed in late 2022 and after commissioning work, it will be open to the public in the summer of 2023. After construction of main building is complete, the Angus McGuggan building will be renovated and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2024.

To accommodate construction activities some temporary changes will be made to parking and traffic flow at the Norwood Centre that will impact residents, visitors and staff.

Starting on August 17th, 2021, two temporary visitor parking areas will be available for visitors and Norwood staff in front of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. (see map)

Other temporary parking spaces for Norwood and displaced GRH Blue Lot staff have also been established on the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital campus.

Visitors, and staff will access the temporary parking lots via 111th avenue and the Glenrose main driveway.

If you have any questions or concerns about the construction of the CapitalCare Norwood Redevelopment Project please email them to


$ 364 Million


  • The new 40,000 square metres re-development project expansion at CapitalCare Norwood will help with the growing need in the Edmonton area for continuing care capacity including complex and post-acute care.
  • It will improve the operation of the acute care and continuing care systems in Edmonton by reducing the demand for emergency department visits, inpatient acute care services, and reducing continuing care placement.
  • It will provide a new modern facility that meets current standards and needs.

Community services to be provided in the new expansion:

  • Specialty dental clinic
  • Community paramedic program
  • CHOICE – day program to keep seniors healthy and at home
  • Hemodialysis
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Respiratory outreach and respiratory benefits program
  • Facilities to support continuing care education and research

Open House Documents

Developed by

Alberta Infrastructure (Clark Builders - construction managers)

Owned by

Alberta Health Services

Operated by