Le Drummond condo project: Sales pavilion set to open January 18th

An exceptional yet affordable living environment located just a stone's throw from the best of what Montréal has to offer

MONTREAL, Jan. 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal real estate developer Samcon (www.samcon.ca), renowned for the excellent quality/price ratio of condo units built, plans to launch the company's ambitious Le Drummond project (www.ledrummond.ca) with the official opening of the sales pavilion on January 18th.

"Le Drummond marks an important stage in our company's history," underscored Sam Scalia, President and Founder of Samcon. "It is our first condo tower in the city centre after more than 20 years in Montréal's condo construction sector and it is an undertaking about which we are extremely proud." To be erected on a former parking lot, the new architectural ensemble will be situated on Drummond Street between St Catherine Street and René-Lévesque Blvd West. The building will enjoy an ideal location in close proximity to the city's primary attractions, while being situated on a segment of the street that is relatively quiet compared with others in the central core.

Le Drummond, designed by the prestige firm of MMB Architectes (IBI Group), will comprise two elegant residential towers rising 23 and 21 floors respectively above a common three-storey base housing a mix of shops and offices. Contemporary by design, the towers will feature a distinguishable blend of flowing lines, over-sized windows, and tone on tone Italian exterior ceramic cladding, a high performance noble material being used for the first time in Québec on a project of this nature. The building of this imposing complex rising some 80 metres up will require investment of the order of $130 million, with construction of the South Tower scheduled to begin in the fall of 2013.

Inundated with natural light, Le Drummond's South Tower will house some 190 condo units with grandiose views of the river, city centre or mountain. In addition to the individual apartments, the complex will include a number of common areas such as a vast entrance hall, rooftop urban chalet with 180o window treatment, terrace and outdoor saltwater pool, as well as a spectacular fitness facility fitted with leading edge equipment. Le Drummond will also feature a verdant garden terrace for use by residents and a five-level underground parking garage.

Market response has proven promising to date as some 1500 individuals have demonstrated an interest in the project upstream of the official launch of Samcon's marketing campaign. For a first-hand appreciation of Le Drummond's defining characteristics and signature blend of contemporary comfort and quality construction, interested individuals are invited to visit the sales pavilion any time beginning January 18th 2013. Located at 1210 Stanley Street and accessible through an impressive, completely glass-clad entrance hall, the pavilion will house two model units, one one-bedroom and one two-bedroom.

A distinctive project replete with exclusive Samcon benefits 

Condo units will vary in size from 440 to 845 square feet in area depending on the choice of studio, or 1- or 2-bedroom model, with prices starting at $229 700. Interior layout has been designed to optimize available living space while providing a maximum of comfort. The contemporary-style units will feature abundant window treatment and the great majority will have a balcony.

In addition, buyers will have the opportunity to personalize their dwellings thanks to the range of exclusive services provided free of charge by the Samcon Design Centre. Buyers will be able to choose from a vast selection of trend-setting products, floor coverings, cupboards, counter tops, bathroom fixtures and other elements of décor, and may avail themselves of the free advice offered by the company's seasoned interior designer.

Exclusive Samcon benefits include outstanding after sales service provided by company professionals, and a full 2-year warranty covering all aspects of the project, the only one of its kind in the industry.

About Samcon

Samcon (www.samcon.ca), a pioneer in the condo construction sector, enjoys a wealth of over 20 years'   experience in this sector of activity. Montréal-based, the company has made a name for itself by building urban condos recognized for their excellent quality/price ratio. Projects to date have earned Samcon some twenty or so awards and distinctions: a total of nine Domus trophies, including three Builder of the Year awards and a Buyers' Choice/Customer Service  award in 2010.

This Montréal-based real estate developer has made urban redevelopment its primary focus and has contributed handsomely to enhancing the image of various city neighbourhoods through the building of premium quality residential buildings designed to integrate seamlessly into the urban surroundings. The company's reputation for excellence has earned Samcon Diamond Master Builder status, the highest level of APCHQ recognition in the residential construction industry. It is therefore no wonder that the company consistently succeeds in sustaining levels of satisfaction in excess of 97%.

Samcon supports a number of causes, including CHUM Foundation, Maison du Partage d'Youville, and Old Brewery Foundation's Mission Café to which, in October 2012, the company committed $50 000 a year for 5 years for a total of $250 000.

Samcon, with offices located at 815 René-Lévesque Blvd East in Montréal, employs a staff of about a hundred.  The company, founded in 1991 by Sam Scalia, posted a volume of business approaching $100 million in 2012 and has enjoyed sustained growth for close to 10 years.

SOURCE: Samcon

For further information:

Kilicom Public Relations
Marie-Josée Gauvin 
514 845-8222 x222 

Jade Lachapelle
514 845-8222 x223

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