Address: 800 Boulevard Hymus , Saint-Laurent
Completion date: 2017
Building area: 300,000 sq.ft.
Contract: Developer, Owner, Landlord
ABB, a leading global company in energy and automation technology, establishes itself in the Saint-Laurent Campus of Technoparc Montréal. Operating in over 100 countries and employing over 140,000 employees world-wide, the company invested $70 million to create a new ultra-modern high-tech centre.
The ABB Montreal Campus, which houses the Swedish company's Canadian headquarters and R & D centre, is established in a new building designed and built by Broccolini, on land owned by Broccolini. The administrative portion of the building rises 6 floors with a surface area of 173,000 sq.ft. The 130,000 sq.ft. R & D centre has also been designed to accommodate possible future expansion.
The building is constructed according to sustainable development principles in order to achieve LEED™ Silver certification. Consequently, several strategies will be implemented during the design, construction, and operation phases. Among these strategies are: building close to several public transportation options, developing an efficient irrigation and plumbing system in order to reduce water consumption, and construction using locally sourced materials that contain a high proportion of recycled materials.
In this perspective, one aspect of the project was to work in collaboration with an outside firm in order to conform to the tree conservation policy put forth by the City of Saint-Laurent. The firm has produced a report detailing which trees are to be conserved/protected and specifying the steps to follow in order to achieve that goal.
Some of the challenges faced during this project include, among others, the timetable and working with a tenant with particular and specific demands. This large scale project was delivered in its entirety in February 2017. The R & D centre was delivered in December, 2016. The project includes not only the construction of these two buildings simultaneously, but includes the added challenge of developing and implementing a seismic system linking the two buildings. The buildings will be connected for the overall visual effect, but will act as separate entities.
- Aimed at LEED™ Silver certification
- 6-storey building
- Indoor parking, surface area of 57,000 sq.ft. (approximately 170 parking spaces)
- 580 exterior parking spaces
- 5 loading dock doors and two drive-in loading dock doors
- Fitness centre with showers
- Ultra-modern cafeteria
- Charging stations for electric vehicles
- Secure storage spaces for bicycles
- Preservation of 27% of the green space
- Environmentally-friendly lighting