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.

  • Parking at the ‘Lab Hub’

    3 months ago

    The Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, and the Alberta School for the Deaf have planned the location of parking spaces at the Edmonton ‘Lab Hub’. The proposed surface parking site will be located south of the Lab Hub building, across the present transit service road on 65th Street, and adjacent to the Alberta School of the Deaf.

    To see pictures of the proposed parking, click on the Photos tab to the right.

    To read more about the parking plan, click on the Lab Hub update / Q&A to the right (below the photos).

    At this point in...

    The Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, and the Alberta School for the Deaf have planned the location of parking spaces at the Edmonton ‘Lab Hub’. The proposed surface parking site will be located south of the Lab Hub building, across the present transit service road on 65th Street, and adjacent to the Alberta School of the Deaf.

    To see pictures of the proposed parking, click on the Photos tab to the right.

    To read more about the parking plan, click on the Lab Hub update / Q&A to the right (below the photos).

    At this point in planning, there are two parts related to the ‘Lab Hub’ parking that are confirmed – the location and the style.

    The contract for the construction and long-term operation of the parking lot will be determined in the New Year (including which of the partners involved in this project will manage the parking lot). Therefore, parking lot amenities and particulars, such as providing energized stalls, employee cost, maintenance, and additional security measures, remain items to be determined. Concerns such as those shared below will be shared so they can be considered as part of the decision making process.

    The decision to build a surface-level parking lot versus a covered parkade was made based on striking a fair balance that considered proximity to community housing, cost, distance to the ‘Lab Hub’ facility, and sensitivity towards being a publicly funded project.

    The location was selected based on available land, convenience to users, security for employees at the ‘Lab Hub’ (particularly those who do not work day shifts), and ready access to public transit. The surrounding community needs were also considered - including limiting employee parking in local neighbourhoods, and preventing the massing effect that a multiple-story parkade would have.

  • Wondering what you missed at the Open House?

    5 months ago

    Local community members, neighbours and partners attended the public open house to learn more about Alberta Public Laboratories (APL) ‘Lab Hub’.

    The need for the building, its design, location, and construction timelines were discussed, and participants explored elements of Alberta’s newest lab with experts on hand to answer questions and showcase project renderings and conceptual drawings.

    Click here for the presentation shared at the October 30, 2018 Open House.

    Click here for the "What We Heard" document that summarizes the conversations.

    Local community members, neighbours and partners attended the public open house to learn more about Alberta Public Laboratories (APL) ‘Lab Hub’.

    The need for the building, its design, location, and construction timelines were discussed, and participants explored elements of Alberta’s newest lab with experts on hand to answer questions and showcase project renderings and conceptual drawings.

    Click here for the presentation shared at the October 30, 2018 Open House.

    Click here for the "What We Heard" document that summarizes the conversations.

  • Edmonton Lab Hub

    5 months ago
    Aerial view of edm hub lab

    The new Edmonton Lab Hub will be built on a 14.44 acre site adjacent to the Neil Crawford Centre in Edmonton near the University of Alberta’ South Campus area. The land at 113th Street NW and 65th Avenue is owned by the Government of Alberta.

    The location provides convenient access to LRT for staff, as well as ready access to arterial traffic routes to support the transportation of lab results from hospitals, community collection sites and doctor's offices.

    The new Edmonton Lab Hub will be built on a 14.44 acre site adjacent to the Neil Crawford Centre in Edmonton near the University of Alberta’ South Campus area. The land at 113th Street NW and 65th Avenue is owned by the Government of Alberta.

    The location provides convenient access to LRT for staff, as well as ready access to arterial traffic routes to support the transportation of lab results from hospitals, community collection sites and doctor's offices.