Edmonton Lab Hub

A state--of-the-art facility providing benefit to all Albertans.

Diagnostic laboratory services are an integral part of the healthcare system: lab results inform the majority of patient care decisions made every day - including diagnosis, what treatments are needed, and whether a patient should be hospitalized or undergo surgery.

As part of an overall laboratory services strategy, AHS is working with the Government of Alberta to develop a diagnostic laboratory system unlike any other in Canada. A key component of this strategy is building a world-class laboratory in South Edmonton.

The new Edmonton Lab Hub will bring together existing laboratories, staff and laboratory medicine physicians currently dispersed across Edmonton hospitals to process more than 30 million tests every year, under one roof. The new lab will also provide capacity for research and the training of laboratory professionals from across Alberta.

Diagnostic laboratory services are an integral part of the healthcare system: lab results inform the majority of patient care decisions made every day - including diagnosis, what treatments are needed, and whether a patient should be hospitalized or undergo surgery.

As part of an overall laboratory services strategy, AHS is working with the Government of Alberta to develop a diagnostic laboratory system unlike any other in Canada. A key component of this strategy is building a world-class laboratory in South Edmonton.

The new Edmonton Lab Hub will bring together existing laboratories, staff and laboratory medicine physicians currently dispersed across Edmonton hospitals to process more than 30 million tests every year, under one roof. The new lab will also provide capacity for research and the training of laboratory professionals from across Alberta.

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  • Is there an image of the new Edmonton Lab Hub, from the east? - This question was asked at the October 30, 2018 Open House

    15 days ago

    Thank you for your request – we have asked the project architects to provide an image of the east elevation with the next round of renderings. We expect to have this package early in the New Year, and will make it available here.

    Deb Maerz, on behalf of Edmonton Lab Hub Project Team


  • How will lighting on the building be on the weekend? - This question was asked at the October 30, 2018 Open House

    16 days ago

    Thank you for your question.

    As the new Edmonton Lab Hub will be in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it has been designed in consideration of CPTED: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. CPTED design concepts include utilizing lighting as well as landscaping to deter criminal behavior. For example, building entrances will be bright at all times and provide a clear line of sight from both inside and outside. Likewise hedges, trees, bushes and fences will be placed so that they do not create blind spots or hiding places.

    Light pollution and the impact on neighbors has also been considered. Planning for lighting the building were influenced by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building standards, which dictate lowering light pollution levels through intelligent design (down lighting), and utilizing high efficiency light fixtures, such as LED lights that conserve energy.

    Deb Maerz, on behalf of Edmonton Lab Hub Project Team

  • How will noise be mitigated/minimized during construction phase? - This question was asked at the October 30, 2018 Open House

    16 days ago

    Thank you for your question.

    During the construction phase, PCL will adhere to the City of Edmonton noise bylaw requirements which can be found here: www.edmonton.ca/city_government/bylaws/noise.aspx.

    All efforts to minimize noise during the construction phase will be made, while ensuring that the safety of workers on the job site is not compromised. In order to minimize the noise during construction managers will specifically:

    • Avoid the use of driven steel piles and use cast in place concrete piles, which generate significantly less noise during installation

    • Use electric equipment where ever possible

    • Strictly follow the City of Edmonton’s requirements regarding the start-up and use of construction equipment during working hours.

    Deb Maerz, on behalf of Edmonton Lab Hub Project Team

  • Why is the building oriented East/West? - This question was asked at the October 30, 2018 Open House

    16 days ago

    Thank you for your question.

    The Edmonton Lab Hub is oriented East/West to maximize sun exposure - winter heating and summer shade cooling effects - and to maximize the use of natural lighting. This follows the completion of a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) analysis of the building site, which aims to create a positive working environment for staff utilizing the new facility, while reducing negative effects on the outside environment.

    Deb Maerz, on behalf of Edmonton Lab Hub Project Team