Healthcare Anchors a City’s Vision for its Future

Centre hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada

Occupying two full blocks in the heart of downtown Montreal, the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) will be one of North America’s largest academic medical centers, as well as Montreal’s first new hospital in 30 years. By integrating three hospitals, CHUM will unify three cultures, respecting their rich traditions while serving as an engine of development. An anchor of the new Quartier de la Santé, it will combine teaching, research, and healthcare and fluidly merge with major urban elements, redefining the identity of the district around the site.

The complexity and scale of the new hospital required an organized and efficient P3 (Public Private Partnership) approach. A single-phase solution delivers 100% of diagnostic and treatment areas and patient beds in the initial primary phase of construction, producing significant advantages—from functional and spatial organization to construction and finance strategies.

The clinical design and programming solution for CHUM stresses modularity, efficiency, clarity between front and back of house, and flexibility. Modular design, repetition, and clustered services yields the highest staff efficiency, reduced errors, and clear wayfinding and orientation for patients and family while providing the greatest value in construction and maintenance.

Market: Health
Services Provided: Architecture | Engineering | Interior Design

Performance Metrics

A single-phase solution delivers 100% of diagnostic and treatment areas and patient beds in the initial primary phase of construction, producing significant advantages—from functional to spatial organization from construction to finance strategies.

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