The project to build the new headquarters of the CNESST has reached an important stage, with the official launch of construction.
On hand for the launch were CNESST Chair and CEO, Manuelle Oudar, André Drolet, MP and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Regulatory Reduction and Economic Development, Régis Labeaume the Mayor of Quebec, and Yves-Thomas Dorval the President and CEO of the Conseil du patronat du Québec, and the General Director of FTQ-Construction Yves Ouellet, both members of the CNESST Board of Directors representing employers and workers respectively.
The new building will be erected at the southeast corner of the intersection of Sainte-Anne Boulevard and D’Estimauville Avenue. Covering an area of approximately 34,500 square meters over eight floors, the new head office will welcome some 1,850 people to the new eco-district in 2021.
“We are taking a major step together in making the future CNESST headquarters a reality,” explained Manuelle Oudar. “This innovative project, I am sure, will be conducive to a better synergy between the forces of our organization.”
The building will respect the principles of sustainable development. It will be erected according to several LEED V4 certification criteria, which provides ecological site development, effective water management and high standards in energy efficiency.
For his part André Drolet said, “This construction will contribute to the economic development of the region as well as to the urban revitalization of the D’Estimauville sector, a process that is already well underway. With this project, CNESST demonstrates that it is a model organization, committed to the environment.”
“The presence of this new head office in the eco-district,” added Régis Labeaume the mayor of Québec, “will certainly contribute to the growth of the sector. For our part, we will continue our work to make D’Estimauville an attractive and dynamic area for workers and future residents.”