Buller Ambulance Centre

Burnaby B.C. ● Industrial

The new Buller Ambulance Centre is now home to two former ambulance stations in Vancouver and New Westminster, as well as a Special Operations / Emergency Operations facility in North Delta.The new station can accommodate approximately 25 to 30 staff and function as ambulance dispatch station for the South Burnaby area as well as the regional headquarters for catastrophic event and special operations centre serving large events in the Lower Mainland. The building consists of a single level underground parking structure for 39 vehicles and special operations equipment, a main level with 18 emergency response ambulances with storage and restocking facilities, an upper floor with administrative offices for emergency response operations and ambulance crew rest quarters.

The project utilized Tilt-up concrete wall construction (also called tilt-wall construction); cast flat, they are raised into position and braced, then fastened to each other and the roof structure. This method has benefits such as speed of construction, energy efficiency, cost benefits, strength, and durability. The 2-storey facility is designed as a post-disaster building.