The Broccolini group has been selected to build a new Maison de Radio-Canada in Montreal
The CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors approved the moving plan on Tuesday. The new Maison de Radio-Canada will be near the current one on René-Lévesque Blvd. downtown.
The Broccolini group will be responsible for constructing the new building to be erected at the corner of René-Lévesque Blvd. and Papineau St. Radio-Canada, which will be a tenant, will sign a 30-year lease.
The consortium consists of Broccolini, Béïque Legault Thuot Architects (BLTA), Dupras Ledoux engineers and Quadrangle Architects Limited.
The Mach group acquired the current Maison Radio-Canada and will be responsible for development on the western portion of the site.
The transactions must be approved by the Treasury Board of Canada.
The public broadcaster will make the news official on Thursday morning, with images of the new building to be unveiled.
Last May, CBC/Radio-Canada pre-selected the projects of two groups — the Broccolini Consortium and another one led by Busac and Pomerleau — after receiving a dozen proposals.
Broccolini and BLTA have already worked together to build the Export Development Canada headquarters in Ottawa, while Dupras Ledoux has worked on electromechanical systems in the Cirque du Soleil's "O" theatre. Quadrangle Architects Limited has experience in telecommunications and media.