The new centre will be a key part of the continuum of specialized services provided by BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services.
It will be a centre of excellence in the care and treatment of people with severe mental health and substance use challenges and increase the current capacity at the Burnaby Centre by 11 beds. The Ministry of Health, through funding provided to PHSA, has committed almost $101 million in capital funding to design and build the new centre.
The location and design of the building will align with the vision and master plan prepared by BC Housing (see "A vision for renewing Riverview" on the Renewing Riverview website) for the redevelopment of the Riverview site. The redevelopment plans outline the importance of trees, open spaces and therapeutic landscapes on the proposed building site.
To view a rendering video of the new facility, click here.