Following the Pavilion N fire and after waiting for 10 years, the Jewish General Hospital has finally launched the construction of its day-care centre. A registered heritage building built in 1962, it belonged to the Nuns of Sainte-Croix until 2008, the year in which it was bought by the Jewish General Hospital.
As part of this project, a complete renovation of the building will be carried out, namely:
- Complete renovation of the facade and the construction of a new roof
- Asbestos decontamination
- Installation of new windows
- Foundation insulation
- New electrical input and new water inlet; sprinklers and fire alarm; renovation of the elevator.
Renovation of a historic building built for the Nuns in 1962 and neglected for over a year. The building structure and high ceilings, as well as the presence of asbestos and the respect for the historical aspect were as much constraints as they were successful challenges. The realization of this project in two phases (exterior and interior renovation) also represents a major challenge.
Enertech Solutions has represented the Jewish General Hospital’s interests throughout the project duration, from the financing package and planning, to professional tender calls, and including the process of obtaining permits from the City of Montreal as well as the change of use (meeting with the Planning Advisory Committee), discussions and negotiations with insurance companies as a result of the fire, general contractor bids, and, finally, construction monitoring and schedule tracking.
And that is not to include the energy recovery wheel air system that Enertech has put into place and the steps taken by the company in dealing with Hydro-Québec in order to obtain subsidies.