Le Phare de Québec, a distinctive landmark at the gateway to a great city

 

QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 18, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Michel Dallaire, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Dallaire, unveiled at a press conference on Wednesday the ambitious undertaking slated to transform the current îlot des Gouverneurs site: Le Phare de Québec. The $600 million investment project will offer over two million square feet of mixed-use space and notably featuring a 65-storey tower. The complex will be complemented by three sister towers of between 25 and 30 storeys each.

Gracing the Quebec City skyline, the project's main tower will become the highest building east of Toronto. This new landmark at the city's western gateway will stand as a proud symbol of the provincial capital. "Over a year ago, the Mayor of Quebec City called on us to create a flagship building at the city's western gateway – a new symbol of our beautiful city that would be highly recognizable. Today, we are answering that call and delivering this one-of-a-kind project whose distinctiveness will become synonymous with the city itself and resonate far beyond our borders," stated Mr. Dallaire.

"We have developed this concept in homage to the origins of our city. A major port for the imposing sailing ships that transported passengers and cargo along the majestic St. Lawrence River, Quebec City quickly flourished as an economic centre. Le Phare de Québec, with its sleek lines reminiscent of the sails of these tall ships, will stand as a reminder of how they shaped our history," added Mr. Dallaire. The spirited vision of Groupe Dallaire is rooted in the company's confidence in Quebec City's citizens and the way in which they build their future. "Le Phare de Québec is at once inspired and bold. Our goal is to ensure it meets the expectations of our city's residents."

For 30 years, Groupe Dallaire has contributed to the development of the Boulevard Laurier business hub. "In the decades to come, we intend to remain a major player in developing the progressive Quebec City business district. We want to help design the city of tomorrow, and we plan to play an active role in its economic growth," concluded Mr. Dallaire.

Work is expected to begin on the site in 2016. Construction of the Phare de Québec real estate project should extend over a ten-year period, and the completed complex will offer office, commercial, residential and hotel space.

Le Phare de Québec by the numbers:

  • A project representing a private investment of $600 million;
  • A construction site that will create 350 jobs over a 10-year period;
  • Total floor space of 2 million square feet that will provide office, commercial, residential and hotel space on a par with the world's most highly-regarded buildings;
  • A versatile, dynamic public space that's a bustling centre of activity year-round;
  • A public observation deck on the 65th floor offering a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view.

About Groupe Dallaire

Supported by a team of 800 employees, Groupe Dallaire (groupedallaire.ca) is one of the largest landowner-developers in the Greater Quebec City Area. Its holdings include close to 160 million square feet of property designed for a range of projects: office and commercial buildings, multi-purpose industrial facilities, and residential developments.

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SOURCE Groupe Dallaire inc.

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Image with caption: "Le Phare de Québec. The $600 million investment project will offer over two million square feet of mixed-use space and notably featuring a 65-storey tower. The complex will be complemented by three sister towers of between 25 and 30 storeys each. (CNW Group/Groupe Dallaire inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150218_C7528_PHOTO_EN_12299.jpg

Image with caption: "Le Phare de Québec. The $600 million investment project will offer over two million square feet of mixed-use space and notably featuring a 65-storey tower. The complex will be complemented by three sister towers of between 25 and 30 storeys each. (CNW Group/Groupe Dallaire inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150218_C7528_PHOTO_EN_12300.jpg

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For further information: Source: Michel Dallaire, Chairman and CEO, Groupe Dallaire; Information: Brigitte Lemay, Public Relations Consultant, Hill+Knowlton Stratégies, Telephone: 418-425-0973, Cell: 418-953-0223, E-mail: brigitte.lemay@hkstrategies.ca

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