The Nordik Spa-Nature in Whitby will be built using the innovative method of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD). Set to open in 2021, the spa will be divided into two sections and feature seven outdoor pools; eight saunas; 25 massage rooms; three restaurants; several rest areas; fire pits and a beach lounging area. An expansion of its world-class Källa saltwater flotation pool is also planned and will be the largest saltwater pool in North America.
Construction will focus on sustainability and use mass timber materials. Virtual design and BIM technology will also be used for planning and drawing integration.
This project is also taking several steps towards reducing its ecological footprint, including: implementing a heat recovery system; downlighting to prevent light pollution; using Low Impact Development strategies (such as keeping all soil on site for future use in landscaping); and collecting rainwater to be used for gardening and other water features.