HEC Montréal will be a presence in the heart of the business district, opening a new building in the Ville-Marie borough in 2021.
The new building is to be erected on part of a property next to St. Patrick’s Basilica, between côte du Beaver Hall and rue Saint-Alexandre.
This will enable HEC Montréal to:
To better serve the large number of its students who work in downtown Montréal, HEC Montréal plans to offer a number of distinctive specialized programs in the new building:
All activities relating to the bachelor’s, Master of Science in Administration and doctoral programs will remain at the School’s Côte-Ste-Catherine and Decelles buildings, in the Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough.
HEC Montréal has seen exceptional growth over the past 20 years. Since it opened its building on chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine in 1996, the School has gained:
+ 64% students
+ 68% employees
+ 242% research chairs and centres
+ 108% training activities for executives and professionals
This growth has resulted in a lack of space, with important repercussions for HEC Montréal.
|Preparation||Fall 2016 to fall 2017|
|Submission and final approval||Fall 2017 to winter 2018|
|Analysis and preparatory work||Summer 2017 to fall 2018|
|Call for tenders||Winter 2019|
|Work||Spring 2019 to spring 2021|
« HEC Montréal’s return to downtown is excellent news for both the business community and the university community. Although the School has always been attuned to the needs of local businesspeople, I am convinced that this new location will create opportunities giving it even more tools to serve the business community and people working downtown. It will be able to work more closely with companies on developing financial skills, especially in risk management and mathematical finance. This heightened collaboration will open up some very promising new avenues. »
« To innovate and advance, every society needs visionary, creative, curious, enterprising and committed leaders who can look at the world differently. HEC Montréal trains and encourages such people. In future, downtown executives and professionals will have easier access to the tools that the School provides for them to make their dreams reality. It’s a great asset for the future. »
An archaeological inventory will be carried out between August 6 and late September on the site next to St. Patrick's Basilica, to prepare for the construction of the future HEC Montréal building.
A total of 11 trenches will be dug and probed manually. The work will be carried out in a secure perimeter, closed to the public. Once each trench has been investigated, it will be filled in again and the area will be reopened.
Geothermal test well
During the week of August 13, a section of the space giving onto rue De La Gauchetière, between rue Saint-Alexandre and côte du Beaver Hall, will be closed for 5 to 10 days to carry out a geothermal conductivity test. Once the test has been completed, the area will be reopened to the public.