As Construction Manager, Pomerleau was responsible for enlarging and partially renovating the Charles-Bruneau Cancerology Centre. The new 4,360 m² wing is the nerve centre for pediatric cancer management for Sainte-Justine Hospital and its affiliated or associated centres, as well as its international network.
Three main objectives guided the development of this project:
1. Increased space for basic research;
2. Creation of a teaching centre;
3. Acquisition and development of adjunct therapies (art and music) to stay close to the children and provide care adapted to their specific needs.
The new wing rises the full 5 levels of the existing centre. The lowest level (B) addition houses a mechanical room on the north side and service areas, including laboratories, and offices on the south side.
On its north side, the addition to Level A houses the upper part of the mechanical room, and, on the south side, service areas and offices.
Levels 1, 2 and 3 were extended on the south side only. The Level 1 addition, the entry level, houses a pharmacy, day-treatment rooms, offices, examining rooms, etc.
The Levels 2 and 3 additions house hospital rooms for children undergoing inpatient cancer treatment or bone marrow transplants.
The renovation of the existing portion of the centre involved infrastructure links to the new wing and the functional refit of some existing space whose occupants have moved to the new wing.
The Charles-Bruneau Cancerology Centre is part of the Vidéotron Pavilion, build by Pomerleau in 1994. Since it opened, 1,100 children have passed through its doors each year.