Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Quebec | Magil Construction

Jewish General Hospital

Location Montreal, Quebec
Contract Method Construction Management
Sector Institutional
Client Jewish General Hospital
Completion Date Completed - Jan 2015
Size 900,000 square feet
Jewish General Hospital Pavillon K Institutional MCEC 1 MAIN 1600

Jewish General Hospital

Situated in the heart of the Côte-des-Neiges District, this expansion project of the Jewish General Hospital, with a total area of over 900,000 square feet, represents a 40% increase of its initial surface area. Linked to a continuously operating urban hospital complex, this project was performed in three phases, and included modifications to pre-existing buildings.

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Complementing Existing Hospital Buildings

The construction of this new pavilion, necessitated enormous excavation work which required a diaphragm wall and piles, as well as an impressive concrete structure and works connecting with the existing Pavilion H. Linking the two pavilions and imbued with natural light, a new covered inner courtyard accommodates a food court and meeting areas while facilitating mobility.

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Distinctive Podium and Tower

The new pavilion includes a podium, mainly made up of the emergency room, which houses the emergency technical platforms for critical care. The 3-storey podium also houses the intensive care units and is built over 5 underground levels which namely include parking facilities and electromechanical rooms. The 12-storey tower accommodates related care units and private rooms.

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Key Figures and State of the Art Facilities

The pavilion also includes 2 floors of intensive and coronary care units, 18 operating rooms, a 7,500-square-foot hemodynamics suite, the departments of obstetrics and neonatology, 6 floors of nursing units consisting of 152 single rooms, one floor for 24 isolation beds, a new sterilization sector, a centralized supply area, as well as outpatient, clinical, therapeutic and diagnosis services.

Jewish General Hospital Pavillon K Institutional MCEC 1

Redesigned Urban and Underground Infrastructure

To complete the optimization of this new pavilion, Légaré Street, in front of Pavilion K, has been entirely redesigned and enlarged to set up a dedicated ambulance lane. An underground passage was built to connect the surface parking lot to the new underground spaces. Urban infrastructure was reconfigured to meet power, water, and sewage requirements.

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Construction Highlights

  • Project realized in an operating environment;
  • Works performed close to main access areas;
  • Enhanced mitigation measures specific to operating healthcare facilities (ventilation, noise, vibration);
  • Highly specialized equipment installation.