Downtown Montreal is about to get quite a bit taller.
The start of 1 Square Phillips, soon to be Montreal’s tallest residential tower, has begun.
Following a May 2019 announcement of the project, Brivia Group has announced the start of construction of its $560 million project.
Brivia Group carried out the traditional ground breaking this morning, marking the start of construction on the building which will be between Place Phillips and Saint-Alexandre Street, which is currently a parking lot.
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The 61-storey building has already sold 75% of its 789 condo units, according to a press release from the firm.
1 Square Phillips will offer “distinguished services and facilities” in downtown, including a 5,700-square-foot Sky Lounge on the 50th floor which will allow residents and their guests to enjoy one of the most spectacular views of Montreal. On the same floor, a 4,100-square-foot outdoor garden combining greenery and freshness will offer what the firm calls “one of the most exceptional panoramic views of the city.”
The building will have an exclusive dog park, a 12,000-square-foot wellness area including a yoga studio, a swimming pool and spas, a refrigerated parcel delivery system, and heated walkways.
“Normally, downtown Montreal is visited by nearly 400,000 workers every day and inhabited by 40,000 residents. The crisis we are undergoing demonstrates how essential it is to be able to count on a larger number of residents to have a strong and resilient downtown,” says Mr. Emile Roux, General Manager of Destination Centre-Ville. “A project like 1 Square Phillips will create an additional living environment and thus support the commercial vitality of the area in a sustainable manner.”
When the first phase of the project is delivered in 2024, 1,100 new residents will move into the residential tower that is steps away from shops and services on Sainte-Catherine Street and the Quartier des Spectacles.
Configuration of the units will range from studios, one and two bedrooms, penthouses, and super-penthouses with unit sizes running from 390 to 5,000 sq. ft.
Brag-worthy super-penthouses will be located on the 60th floor and will start at 4,000 sq. ft.
In honour of its groundbreaking, Brivia Group has shared several renderings of what Montreal’s tallest residential tower is expected to look like: