MONTREAL, Nov. 16, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Ivanhoé Cambridge and Sid Lee are very pleased to announce a long-term agreement for Sid Lee's move into 1 Place Ville Marie in Montreal. Starting in early 2019, Sid Lee's 350 employees will occupy specially transformed spaces in a campus covering a total area of about 5,666 m2 (61,000 ft2).
Designed and imagined by Sid Lee Architecture, in collaboration with Ivanhoé Cambridge, the Sid Lee campus will comprise office spaces specifically created to meet the unique needs of the agency's multidisciplinary creative teams. In addition to highly collaborative and flexible workspaces, the campus will feature a brand-new multifunctional area and a distinctive bistro for its employees.
The spaces will be distributed throughout the banking halls located in the lobby and on the mezzanine levels overlooking the Place Ville Marie Esplanade.
"We are very pleased with the arrival of Sid Lee, which marks a turning point for Place Ville Marie," said Bernard Poliquin, Senior Vice President, Office, Quebec, at Ivanhoé Cambridge. "Place Ville Marie is central to our ongoing transformation of downtown. We are now fully engaged in our 'Projet Nouveau-Centre,' which is Ivanhoé Cambridge's plan to invest $1 billion in the downtown core by 2020."
Martin Gauthier, President, Sid Lee Montreal and Head of Global Operations, Sid Lee, said: "By moving into Place Ville Marie, we hope to design the world's best collaborative environment. Our employees will not only participate in Place Ville Marie's future but they will be more connected than ever to downtown and its urban transportation systems, and right next to all of its services and events."
One (1) architectural rendering of the space can be downloaded here.
About Ivanhoé Cambridge
Ivanhoé Cambridge, a global real estate industry leader, invests in high-quality properties and real estate companies in select cities around the world. It does so prudently, with a long-term view to generate optimal, risk-adjusted returns. Founded in Quebec in 1953, Ivanhoé Cambridge has built a vertically integrated business across Canada. Internationally, the Company invests alongside key partners and major real estate funds that are leaders in their respective markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, Ivanhoé Cambridge holds interests in nearly 800 buildings, primarily in the residential, office, retail and logistics real estate sectors. Ivanhoé Cambridge held approximately C$56 billion in assets as at December 31, 2016. The Company is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (cdpq.com), one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers. For more information: ivanhoecambridge.com.
About Sid Lee
Sid Lee is a leading creative agency with 600 professionals working globally out of offices in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Paris, and LA. Our multidisciplinary teams leverage the power of radical collaboration to build brands for the modern age, activating communication platforms to engage with today's consumers across all possible touchpoints. Rooted in strategic thinking, our work ranges from advertising to branded content, digital solutions, design & branding, architecture & retail design, social media, experiential platforms & activations, and analytics. By breaking boundaries to create what matters, our company has earned a global reputation as a top-tier brand builder for some of the most progressive clients in the industry. Sid Lee is also at the origin of C2 Montreal, one of the largest innovation events in the world, and is part of kyu, a new collective of creative companies established by Hakuhodo DY Holdings, the second-largest agency network in Asia.
SOURCE Ivanhoé Cambridge