Project led by Robert Ellis while employed at a previous firm.
70,000 m² (750,000 ft²)
Structural Engineering Consultant
An academic teaching hospital that delivers both primary and secondary short-term care, the Montfort Hospital is the only francophone hospital in the province of Ontario, and the only such facility in Canada, west of Quebec.
Delivered according to a phased construction schedule and built immediately adjacent to existing hospital facilities, the redevelopment includes pleasant environments for staff, patients and visitors, including multiple atriums – such as the multi-level, glazed lobby atrium that links the existing buildings from 1953 and 1992 – and several outdoor courtyards. Other project scope areas include a 6-storey east wing expansion with auditorium; a 3-storey west wing expansion with mental health inpatient and outpatient facilities, ambulatory services, diagnostic imaging and an Intensive Care Unit (ICU); and an associated 7-storey concrete parking structure, located at the northeast corner of the site.
Challenge: Difficult subsurface conditions, weathered rock, and significant differences in bearing conditions.
Solution: Use of multiple foundation types with structured bridging across softer bearing materials.