A site near Montreal’s Phillips Square will soon host the city’s tallest residential tower. This May, Brivia Group revealed the first look at 1 Square Phillips, a 61-storey residential building that will rise 220 metres above sea level between Place Phillips Street and Saint Alexandre Street near the iconic downtown area.
“More than ever, Montrealers are keen to live in this district,” said Kheng Ly, founder, president and CEO of Brivia Group. “We are targeting local, business and foreign buyers. We believe we can offer them a product that meets their expectations and specific needs. It’s a unique project, and we’ll go all out to ensure it is our best achievement so far.”
The tower will be developed over three phases totaling nearly $1 billion. It will feature a stylish nine-cornered design, cutting-edge amenities, views of the nearby St. Lawrence River, and a garden and additional landscaping by landscape architect Claude Cormier of Claude Cormier + associés.
“The landscape architecture of 1 Square Phillips is a world unto itself, a tribute to the history of Phillips Square while at the same time integrating the latest designs,” noted Cormier. “The interior garden, which will feature a combination of bonsai and evergreens, will pay tribute to King Edward VII and to fashion on Sainte Catherine Street. It will have a unique signature that creates a feeling of well-being in a vibrant urban setting.”
All told, 1 Square Phillips will introduce 500 new residential units to the popular downtown area, significantly contributing to the district’s ongoing revitalization. Plans are also in place to add an upscale hotel in future phases.
Construction on 1 Square Phillips will begin in 2020, with the occupation of the first phase in 2024.