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Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). Montréal. Canada

Client
Consortium including Laing O'Rourke
Sector
Buildings
Services
Investment and DevelopmentBuilding Construction
Duration
2012-2016
Project partners
Innisfree Ltd, Obrascon Huarte Lain S.A. (OHL) and Dalkia Canada Inc

Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). Montréal. Canada

Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). Montréal. Canada

Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). Montréal. Canada

Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). Montréal. Canada

Full project details

A state-of-the-art patient-centred hospital leading the regeneration of Montréal.

Laing O'Rourke is one of the four equal equity partners for the CHUM Collectif (alongside OHL, Dalkia and Innisfree) which is playing an essential role in the creation of this patient-centred concept and 22-storey hospital (plus four basement levels). The new hospital will provide over 349,000m² floorspace and deliver 772 single-bed rooms, together with a new energy centre. The project also includes a 30-year maintenance concession. 

Investment and regeneration

The project marks a major investment for the City of Montréal and a consolidation of three existing university hospitals. Built on the confined St Luc Hospital’s site, it will combine teaching, research, care and culture. As the centrepiece of the Quartier de la Santé regeneration strategy it will be a key element in redefining the city’s future vision and on completion be the largest French-speaking teaching hospital in North America. 

Its update and upgrade are part of an action plan intended to give rise to new organisations and institutions linked to the field of life sciences and to contribute to the modernisation of university medicine. CHUM will be the lead institution, in both scale and expertise, in a healthcare network that cares for over three million people, providing specialised and ultra-specialised care in 35 medical disciplines. It will be the most important public research centre in Québec as well as a major training centre, comprising a bio industries pavilion, public health campus and a university medical school. 

Every year, approximately 345,000 outpatients, 22,000 inpatients and 65,000 emergency patients will be seen at CHUM.

Innovative architectural concept

An innovative artistic strategy permeates the entire project and art will be an integral part of the CHUM environment, used to humanise the building. Naturally, a patient-centred approach is at the heart of the strategy: CHUM's architectural aim is to develop an environment that is filled with natural light and comprises open and welcoming spaces. These open spaces occur throughout the project in strategic locations, providing orientation, sunlight, contemplative spaces, views to the city and landscape beyond. A strategy of ‘transparency’ ensures that the building is constantly engaging the public. 

Designed to be a friendly place of wellness, safety and healing, it welcomes families into the healing process. 

Efficient and sustainable development

A separation of centres of acute care, outpatient offices and logistics services includes intuitive and easy-to-spot lines of separate circulation for patients, the public, staff and materials. This leads to increased clinical functionality, spatial efficiency and allows more time for staff to focus on clinical services. With exceptional views of Montréal, its architectural concept embraces the principles of sustainable development at Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver level.

Awards

  • Project Finance Magazine – America’s Project Bond Deal of the Year 
  • Project Finance Magazine - Overall America's Deal of the Year Grand Jury Award 
  • Project Finance International’s Deal of the Year – Bond Deal of the Year

Project facts

Every year, approximately 345,000 outpatients, 22,000 inpatients and 65,000 emergency patients will be seen at CHUM

Providing over 349,000m² floorspace and 772 single-bed rooms

A delivery team of almost 14,000

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