The expertise of SMi at the heart of an important mixed, ecological and contemporary residential project on the South Shore of Montreal, Canada
The Steckmar Group, real estate developer and property manager, has mandated SMi to carry out the engineering work as part of the mixed residential project “Square Candiac”, located in the city of Candiac, south of Montreal.
The extensive transformation of this industrial sector initially occupied by Consumers Glass, a glass bottle manufacturing plant and warehouses began in the spring of 2016. This site is exceptional for establishing a residential hub due to its strategic location, near highways, socio-community, recreational and commercial infrastructures.
In line with the revitalization project of this industrial sector, SMi’s experts will contribute to the creation of a highly publicized project of more than 1600 housing units, including a residence for the elderly, numerous 4- to 8-storey buildings and streets lined with a wide range of houses and apartments.
SMi’s multidisciplinarity and its ability to incorporate the full range of its expertise area major asset in the realization of this project. Being involved in the design and work surveillance of the construction of the road and underground infrastructures as well as a portion of the buildings, geotechnics, the important environmental aspect and energy exchange opportunities with the neighbouring industries, SMi demonstrates once again through its wide range of expertise that it has built its reputation as an innovative company that stands out for its global approach resulting from the integration of disciplines.
Our company saw in this project an opportunity to design a safe and accessible living environment with a minimal ecological footprint by integrating the best practices of urban development and sustainable development TOD (Transit-Oriented Development) zones.
|“Square Candiac will be developed in a TOD area, that is, a high human density real estate development area located close to high-capacity public transport stations.”
Antoine Grisé, Assistant Service Manager, Urban infrastructures, SMi
|“The City of Candiac is very proud of this innovative urban development, this intergenerational and unifying project that will provide an important oasis of freshness…”
Normand Dyotte, Mayor, City of Candiac
The Square Candiac contemporary residential development is an exciting project that goes hand in hand with SMi’s vision to contribute to a better quality of life as well as ensure the safety of the residents of Candiac.