HEC Montréal will be a presence in the heart of the business district, opening a new building in the Ville-Marie borough in 2022.
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|
|Approval by Cabinet||Spring 2018|
|Analysis and preparatory work||Summer 2017 to fall 2018|
|Preparation of final plans and specifications||Winter 2018 to summer 2018|
|Call for tenders||Fall 2018|
|Work||Summer 2019 to winter 2022|
« 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. »
The following are the main activities scheduled for the new HEC Montréal building ‘s worksite in the coming weeks.
Côte du Beaver Hall
During the week of October 7, the building situated at 1095 is to be torn down, followed by the demolition of the 1071 within the next few weeks. During the demolition work, the sidewalk in front of the buildings will be closed and pedestrian traffic will be diverted. Barriers will be installed to repurpose the parking lane in the street for pedestrian use.
Once most of the demolition debris has been removed from the two lots, drilling work for support piles will begin along the sidewalk on Côte du Beaver Hall and the public laneway.
Site between boul. René-Lévesque O. and rue De La Gauchetière O.
Excavation work and the erection of wooden framing for the supporting wall will continue on the north section of the site for several more weeks. In the south section closer to rue De La Gauchetière O., the drilling work for piles will be completed within the next ten days or so.