OTTAWA, Aug. 20, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Broccolini officially launched construction of the build-to-suit distribution centre for American giant Amazon in Ottawa, in the presence of several dignitaries including the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, the Honourable Jim Wilson, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Jim Watson, the Mayor of Ottawa and Amazon representatives.
With a surface area of more than one million square feet, the Amazon distribution centre, which received site plan approval from the City of Ottawa, will be the largest industrial facility ever built in the area. The opening of the new distribution centre is slated for the summer of 2019 and will create over 650 full time jobs once the facility is operational, and up to 1,500 jobs over the course of its construction.
"Broccolini continues to pursue the development of major projects in the National Capital Region and this new project in the federal capital confirms its position as a Canadian leader in real estate and in the construction of industrial buildings in Canada," said James Beach, Director of Real Estate and Development at Broccolini in Ottawa.
With offices in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal, Broccolini is a leader in real estate development and one of the most important actors in the construction and development of industrial buildings in Canada. Broccolini caters to the industrial, commercial, institutional and residential markets in Canada and provides a wide range of services, acting variously as a general contractor, construction manager, project manager, property manager and developer.
In addition to its role as builder and developer for the new distribution centre, Broccolini will also act as owner and property manager. "Amazon will benefit from our considerable and diverse expertise in the coordination of all aspects of development and construction from start-up to delivery, as well as from our management experience, as Broccolini already owns and manages an impressive portfolio of projects and properties," adds Mr. Beach.
Broccolini is a leading single-source provider of construction, development and real-estate services in Canada. The company caters to the industrial, commercial, institutional and residential markets and provides a wide range of services, acting variously as a general contractor, construction manager, project manager, property manager and developer. Broccolini's Real Estate Management subsidiary currently owns and manages a portfolio of more than 40 properties, representing a total of over 6 million square feet of assets.
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