Broccolini and Magil Laurentian announce the acquisition of the former Merck Canada complex in Kirkland, Quebec

Broccolini and Magil Laurentian announce the acquisition of the former Merck Canada complex in Kirkland, Quebec

KIRKLAND, September 9, 2014 – Broccolini Limited Partnership No. 2 and Magil Laurentian Realty Investments announced today that they have closed on the acquisition of the former Merck Canada complex along the TransCanada Highway in Kirkland, Quebec. Broccolini and Magil Laurentian have joined forces to develop this world-class 50-acre business and mixed-use campus which was renamed "Quartier Évolution". The partnership between Broccolini and Magil Laurentian brings together a qualified team of professionals in construction, real estate development and property management, in order to fully meet the needs of future tenants.

"Tenants of Quartier Évolution will be well-served by these unique facilities. Furthermore, they will benefit from a myriad of services and infrastructure at a cost that could not be replicated in a new facility," stated Paul Broccolini, Executive Vice-President, Broccolini.

"Rarely does a property of this exceptional quality become available. We are delighted to be developing this prestigious business campus, offering tremendous flexibility and value to leading-edge companies," noted Gary Polachek, President, Magil Laurentian.

Quartier Évolution: Multifunctional spaces

With 450,000 square feet of office and life science space in several free-standing and connected buildings, another 400,000 of assembly or light manufacturing, distribution and warehousing space, and land for future expansion, the campus can easily accommodate the needs and provide tremendous flexibility to the most discerning companies. It also offers a very unique consolidation and data centre opportunity.

Leasing possibilities

The leasing possibilities are numerous for future tenants. They can lease one floor, one building or multiply the addresses within the site. Additional buildings can even be built according to specific needs. Furthermore, with the Broccolini and Magil Laurentian partnership, companies can benefit from a turnkey solution from design to construction of the space.

Unique Infrastructure

The facilities are equipped with 100% redundant systems including Priority 1 power and fiber-optic cabling, potential for 100% fresh air distribution, two 25-kva lines, backup generators and more. The campus also comes with some incredible amenities including A/V equipment, a 200-capacity auditorium, furniture and work stations for "plug and play" leasing and a full service cafeteria.

High Visibility Location: Along the TransCanada Highway

The access to the TransCanada Highway is immediate and represents a real advantage for any company. Quartier Évolution is located less than 15 minutes from Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport and close to the West Island bus terminal leading to the Côte Vertu Metro station. The Fairview Pointe Claire shopping center, less than a kilometer away, anchors the retail neighborhood and is the focal point for a complete range of restaurants, cafés, fast food, day care facilities, services and retailers. Downtown Montreal is a half-hour east and Ottawa 90 minutes west by car.

For all these reasons, Quartier Évolution makes the ideal site for a head office, a regional office, a life sciences or a medical facility, a data center, a manufacturing facility or even a research facility.