The Boardwalk breaks ground on Medical Centre

July 20, 2012   

WATERLOO REGION — Ground was broken Thursday on a four-storey building that the owners of The Boardwalk at Ira Needles Boulevard hope will go a long way toward alleviating the doctor shortage in the region.

Called the Medical Centre, the 80,000-square-foot building will include a pharmacy, laboratory, a medical imaging site and space for general practitioners, specialists and medical clinics, Boardwalk officials said in a news release.

The building will be located at the north end of The Boardwalk’s sprawling 36-hectare commercial complex on the west side of Kitchener and Waterloo.

“Kitchener-Waterloo has been challenged to find primary care physicians for more than 20,000 residents without a family doctor,” the company said.

“Recent discussions indicate that this landmark medical building will attract new physicians to our community.”

Designed by A. Baldassarra Architects, the Medical Centre is being built by Melloul Blamey Construction and will be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2013.

Launched in 2010, The Boardwalk now has more than 20 tenants including Walmart, Lowe’s, Empire Theatres and Golf Town.

New tenants coming later this summer include Moores Clothing for Men, The Shoe Company and Thyme Maternity, The Boardwalk officials said.

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