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Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)

The biggest P3 hospital project in Canadian history, the CHUM project will consolidate three existing hospitals on a single site. With help from Mott MacDonald, CHUM will also be the biggest French-speaking teaching hospital in North America — the lead institution for a healthcare network serving more than three million people.

Managing the construction of Canada’s biggest P3 healthcare project

CHUM, Collectif Santé Montréal, Fiera-Axium, Acciona, HSBC Infrastructure Consortium / Montreal, Quebec

The Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) will consolidate three aging university hospitals in Montreal, combining teaching, research, and healthcare.

A major investment for the City of Montreal, CHUM required design and construction that could be executed on the confined site of the existing St. Luc Hospital.


In 2011, Mott MacDonald was retained as the Independent Certifier for the construction phase of the CHUM project. Mott MacDonald was responsible for checking the compliance of the facility against the clients’ requirements, and ultimately certifying that Substantial Completion was achieved.

Responsibilities included these:

  • Monitoring quality of services and management systems
  • Site inspections
  • System audits
  • Witnessing completion tests
  • Verifying progress against schedule
  • Reviewing change orders and variations
  • Serving as first point of contact for contract dispute


In Phase 1 of the project, a 772-bed healthcare facility will open in 2016. Phase 2, lasting until 2020, will provide extra ambulatory services, an amphitheater, a library, and clinical and administrative offices.

CHUM will be the most important public research center in Quebec, and a major training center. It will provide specialized and ultraspecialized care in 35 medical disciplines. CHUM is expected to serve about 22,000 inpatients, 65,000 emergency patients, and 345,000 outpatients each year.

CHUM is designed to take advantage of natural light and provide open and welcoming spaces and beautiful views of Montreal. By separating acute-care centers, outpatient offices, and logistics services, it will streamline operations and reduce confusion for both patients and staff.

The architecture of CHUM embraces the principles of sustainable development, and is intended to achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver level.

Each year, CHUM is expected
to serve

emergency patients

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