All Saints Cathedral and Saint John’s United Church
Scope: Redevelopment projects in the planning stages, on the Halifax Peninsula.
Location: Halifax, NS
Cost: $52+ M
Overview: Two churches
Roles: Development Consultant, Project Manager
Opening: Planned for 2012
Redefining Halifax’s Urban Fabric
In 2004, All Saints Cathedral suffered damage from Hurricane Juan underscoring the need to protect one of Halifax’s outstanding heritage buildings. Unfortunately, the Anglican Diocesan Centre has been adding to the burden and in need of capital upgrading itself. In partnership with a seniors care developer, the Diocesan Centre will be rebuilt and located on the ground floor of a new assisted care complex, linked in turn to the Cathedral. St. John’s United Church provides several community outreach programs, but has been at the mercy of a building that has outlived its useful life and is beyond economical renovation. St. John’s will partner with St. Vincent’s Nursing Home, to develop an enriched independent living facility with new church facilities, helping the Church continue its mission and community outreach role.
Both Churches will collaborate with their respective communities, stakeholders and congregations.
The Anglican Diocesan Centre will enjoy the use of custom-designed facilities for community use into the foreseeable future, exerting less financial pressure on the Cathedral. The redevelopment of St. John’s United Church will help address an affordability and service gap that exists between seniors independent living and assisted living facilities in Halifax.