Broccolini has officially launched construction on the new Amazon distribution centre in Ottawa, which is being constructed to the retail giant’s specifications.
Spanning over one million square feet, the distribution centre will be the largest industrial facility ever built in the area. Over the course of its construction, the facility will create up to 1,500 jobs, with another 650 full-time jobs created once the facility is operational. The distribution centre is expected to open in the summer of 2019.
“Broccolini continues to pursue the development of major projects in the National Capital Region and this new project in the federal capital confirms its position as a Canadian leader in real estate and in the construction of industrial buildings in Canada,” said James Beach, director of real estate and development at Broccolini’s Ottawa office, in a press release.
Broccolini, a real estate developer that caters to the industrial, commercial, institutional and residential markets in Canada, has offices in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. The firm provides a wide range of services, acting as general contractor, construction manager, project manager, property manager and developer.
In addition to builder and developer for Amazon’s new distribution centre, Broccolini will also act as owner and property manager.
“Amazon will benefit from our considerable and diverse expertise in the coordination of all aspects of development and construction, from start-up to delivery, as well as from our management experience, as Broccolini already owns and manages an impressive portfolio of projects and properties,” continued Beach.