Halfway through construction, the $2 billion Centre hospitalier de l’université de Montréal (CHUM) is a new breed of super hospital.

Designed by architects Cannon Design, the 22-storey building, with four basement levels, will provide over 349,000 square metres of  floorspace and will deliver 772 single-bed rooms, together with a new energy centre. Being built as a public-private partnership (PPP), the consortium is led by British engineering firm Laing O’Rourke and…