Location: 3644 Peel Street, Montreal
Type : Historical buildings, Institutional
Mandate : Flat rate project
Project scope: 74,271 sq. ft.
Client : McGill University
Architect : BGLA Architecture Inc.
- Major restoration work in a heritage building
- Upgrading the heating and electrical systems
- Tackling unforeseen factors that included outdoor water damage
- Working in a heritage building on a very busy campus
Chancellor Day Hall - McGill University
The Chancellor Day Hall, made up of a mansion that dates from the early 19th century and a more recent annex, is located in McGill University’s main campus on Montreal’s “Golden Square Mile.” The hall houses the largest Faculty of Law in Canada and offers students a variety of services that include lecture and conference halls, a practice court, research centres and a professional development centre.
The restoration works were carried out on the oldest part of the building which contains departmental offices. Our original mission was to restore the windows and large woodwork elements and update the heating and electrical systems. However, as the works progressed, our team had to deal with unforeseen factors which doubled the scope of the project. As a result, we carried out asbestos removal and tackled outdoor water damage. The restoration of flooring was added to our initial mandates.
Most of the work was completed during the academic year and we took care not to disrupt classes or activities on campus.