Meakins Christie Research Center

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Description

Extension of the Meakins Christie Respiratory Research Center, part of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), to meet growing needs in this field

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT:

Traditional Contract – invitation to tender

CONSTRUCTION BUDGET:

4.35 million

SERVICES PROVIDED:

  • Basic interior and exterior surveys of the « Montreal Foundling and Baby Hospital » and photographic documentation of the site
  • Development of the design brief and concept to work cohesively with the existing building
  • Estimated budget
  • Public consultations, city zoning changes and CCU presentation documents
  • Management of the tender process, analysis of the submitted bids and recommendations
  • Plans and specifications for tender and construction
  • Interior design
  • Equipment inventory and integration of specialized furniture
  • Coordination of engineers and other participants
  • Contract administration
  • Work supervision and site monitoring

SCOPE OF WORK:

  • Landscaping and interior courtyard
  • Construction of a new five-storey building and basement with elevator and steel staircases:
    • level 0 – animal center and services,
    • level 1 – classroom, entrance/reception and crossing to the existing Research Center,
    • level 2 – laboratories, offices, meeting room and a 2nd link to the Research Center,
    • levels 3, 4 and 5 – laboratories, related services and offices (and rooftop terrace on level 5)
  • Integration of MEP services adapted to laboratory standards
  • Choice of interior finishes and custom furniture
  • Main facade in three distinct volumes: red brick at the forefront, curtain wall entrance and neutral brick in the background
  • Streamlined hybrid concrete and steel system reducing the depth of the structure and making it possible to gain a storey

MAIN CHALLENGE:

Inserting the extension in the narrow residual space between existing buildings to bookend the lot while creating passages into the current Research Center

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