On March 27, 2023 The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) and Revera Canada announced their intention to enter into a long-term Land-Lease Agreement that will allow Revera to build a new 128-bed Long-Term Care Home on the Stratford General Hospital property, on space currently occupied by the Avon Crest building. This transformative project is aligned with the primary accountability of the HPHA to provide local, high quality, accessible health care.
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Timelines for demolition and site restoration have been adjusted. Demolition will begin the week of November 13, 2023 . Subsequent crushing, backfilling and site restoration is expected to be completed mid-December. Demobilization by the contractor and removal of site safety fencing should be completed by late December.
After review of seven qualified bids, the abatement and demolition of Avon Crest has been awarded to Budget Environmental Disposal Inc.
Before the abatement and demolition process begins, historically significant features of the building will be removed and donated to the Stratford Perth Museum. This will include fireplaces and the original stone-carved lintel sign over the main entrance.
Removal of all of the hazardous materials (abatement) will be completed before the building is taken down. Abatement is expected to take over a month.
Complete demolition and site restoration is expected to be completed by late-October. Through this process 10,000 of the original yellow bricks will be preserved in hopes that they will be used for any new development on the site.
The demolition of Avon Crest is in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements posing no risk to the public, local residents or surrounding environment.