The renovation of the St. Charles pavilion of the Honoré-Mercier Hospital involves an existing building from the 20s in which the first phase of work was done in the context of an occupied building.
The structural work has been designed to harmonize with the complex phasing of this project. The hospital had to remain in operation during the construction of the new pavilion and during the renovation of another area. The coordination and logistical aspect was ever-present during the project.
- This project was organized in two phases. First, we built a new building located between the current building and the existing St. Charles pavilion. This new building now links the two existing buildings. The connection to the existing buildings required alterations to the St. Charles pavilion.
- Subsequently, structural changes had to be made within the St. Charles pavilion for a major seismic rehabilitation of the building. Various structural modifications concerning the stairs and the addition of a large mechanical room to the roof were also done to meet the requirements of the new interior design. Part of the work (those on the 1st floor), were completed while the building remained in full operation.