Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec to build a new head office at Technopôle Angus

MONTREAL, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Société de développement Angus (SDA) is pleased to announce the construction of the 13th building at Technopôle Angus, to house the head office of Ordre des infirmières et des infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) and Secrétariat international des infirmières et infirmiers de l'espace francophone (SIDIIEF). The new building will be located on rue Molson between Mont-Royal and Rachel, in the borough of Rosemont─La Petite-Patrie. Construction kicked off on Monday, February 11, 2013, and will be completed in summer 2014.

OIIQ was looking relocate its offices to better meet its changing needs. "Technopôle Angus was the obvious choice for lots of reasons—the competitive cost, easy access via public transit for employees and visitors, and its approach to sustainable development," explained OIIQ president Lucie Tremblay.

An eco-friendly LEED Silver building
OIIQ has hired SDA as primary contractor for the 60,000 sq. ft., four-storey turnkey building. In accordance with its sustainable development policy, SDA will build to LEED-NC (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-New Construction) standards at a conventional building cost. Green features include a white roof, a high-efficiency ventilation system for energy savings of up to 40%, green car parking with grass to reduce heat islands, bike parking, and a nearby BIXI station to encourage people to leave their cars at home—all in order to obtain LEED-NC Silver certification.

SDA's partners on this project are Lemay & associés (architects), SNC Lavalin (building systems), Pasquin St-Jean & associés (structural and civil engineering), Groupe TEQ (general contractor) Roy et Tremblay (Project planning and Management) and Version Paysage (landscape architects).

Technopôle Angus: A hotspot for health
OIIQ and SIDIIEF will bring close to 160 new workers and new energy to the Technopôle's already thriving health hub. Christian Yaccarini, SDA President and CEO, is delighted to welcome new health sector organizations to the Technopôle. "This latest addition is proof positive that the Angus development model, with its focus on community and sustainable development, just makes economic sense for large organizations."

OIIQ will be in good company among neighbors such as CLSC de Rosemont and Centre de Santé Angus—which features a family medicine clinic, a radiology clinic, a rehabilitation center, and a pharmacy—as well as Locomotion gym, Spa Escale Santé, and various research laboratories, each a vital part of Technopôle Angus's health hub.

Technopôle Angus is a business park where close to 2,000 people work, live, and play on a daily basis at the heart of Montreal. It is home to 52 businesses and organizations from several dynamic sectors of the economy.

4200 Dorchester Ouest
SDA has made an offer to purchase OIIQ's current head office, located at 4200 boulevard Dorchester Ouest in Westmount. The offer was accepted. Plans to develop this building have not yet been finalized.

About SDA
Founded in 1995, SDA is a Quebec social enterprise dedicated to urban renewal projects that generate substantial spinoffs for the local community and embody sustainable development principles. Through the success of Technopôle Angus, SDA has developed far-reaching expertise that it is now putting to work on several projects in both Montreal and Quebec City. SDA was also behind Le 2-22, the showpiece of Montréal's Quartier des spectacles, and is currently the primary contractor on several projects including Théâtre La Licorne in Montreal and Théâtre Le Diamant in Quebec City.

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Marilou Hudon-Huot
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514-528-5230, extension 249

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