The government of Montreal has given the green light for the construction of a mixed-used complex that will rise on the premises of a no longer existing hospital, announced Quebec-based developer Devimco Immobilier.
“Devimco Immobilier and its partners welcome the adoption by Montreal City Council of a bylaw authorizing construction and occupation of their Square Children’s project on the site of the former Montreal Children’s Hospital, and announce the imminent start of work,” said the developer .
Demolition of unused buildings will start on August 29, with the exception of the nurses’ residence, which has been considered a heritage property that will be integrated into the Square Children’s development. Excavation is set to begin on November 1, and the project is expected to be complete by July 2022.
The Square Children’s will comprise of six towers that will feature social housing (to be managed by the Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal), condominiums and rental apartments. This structure will be designed by Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes.
“In addition, to serve current and future area residents better, ground-floor spaces are planned for neighborhood shops in this diversified project,” Devimco Immobilier stated. “Spectacular common areas will round out the offering to residents, starting with a Sky Lounge located on the top floor of one of the towers that will offer a breathtaking panorama of the city and the mountain. Occupants will also benefit from one of the biggest fitness centers ever built in a Montreal apartment tower, offering technologically cutting-edge equipment.”
“We intend to continue working closely with the municipal authorities and with representatives of the area’s citizens to make our project a striking example of mixed-use real estate, and to enhance it by heeding recommendations from the OCPM accepted by the City of Montreal,” said Devimco Immobilier president Serge Goulet.