07/10/2012 07:17 EDT | Updated 09/09/2012 05:12 EDT

McGill superhospital delayed by 16 weeks

A report released on July 6 by credit rating agency DBRS confirms the new McGill University Health Centre super-hospital will be delayed by 16 weeks.

The date for the completion of most of the work has been pushed back from Sept. 30, 2014 to Jan. 5, 2015.

As it stands, the DBRS claims 35 per cent of the work is done. It blames geotechnical conditions and changes to the project as major factors in the delays.

The credit rating agency said the coordination problems are "unusual" for a project being built using a public-private partnership.

The 217, 500 square metre hospital will be financed over a 30-year period.