Location : 1822 De Maisonneuve West Boulevard, Montreal
Project type : Institutional
Mandate : General Contractor
Timeline : 2012
Building size : 38,000 sq. ft.
Client : Montreal School Board
Architect : Vincent Leclerc & Associés
- Restoring and redesigning a Victorian building that dates from 1887
- Designing and installing the equipment required for a busy cooking school
- Completing the works before the deadline despite the discovery of special conditions
- Delivering a range of projects in compliance with LEED® silver certification ecological requirements
Restoration of the École des métiers de la restauration et du tourisme
The Montreal School Board contracted QMD to completely renovate a Victorian building in downtown Montreal that dates from 1887 to house the École des métiers de la restauration et du tourisme. Prior to this project, the entire building was disused. Therefore, the mandate involved a comprehensive renovation and the installation of equipment required for a busy cooking school. We restored the multifunction rooms, classrooms, study areas and offices and also delivered a professional kitchen, a data room and a cellar. We also restored the masonry work, installed an elevator and completed waterproofing, insulation, ventilation and geothermal energy projects.
The historic nature of the building created technical challenges and we had to contract specialized tradesmen to work on several of the original finishings. Throughout the works, we were careful to preserve the building’s character so we paid particular attention to detail. The construction team selected by QMD carried out regular inspections in order to deliver a top-quality finished product.
Lastly, in order to respond to our client’s ecological concerns, our projects were completed in compliance with LEED® silver certification. We sourced local materials, low-polluting products, and insulating and energy-saving electrical and mechanical equipment.