A 19-story tower will be erected right next to the iconic Sun Life building on Mansfield Street in downtown Montreal.
It is the Brivia Group – in partnership with the Tianqing Investment Group – which is building Le Mansfield, a real estate complex comprising nearly 250 condominiums. The value of the investment was not disclosed on Wednesday.
In the same area, the company offered the YUL twin towers, on René-Lévesque Boulevard West. It is currently building the QuinzeCent projects, a neighbor of the YUL, as well as 1 Square Philips which, with its sixty floors, will be one of the tallest residential towers in the metropolis.
“The demand for residential units in the city center is not slowing down,” Brivia Group founder and CEO Kheng Ly said on Wednesday to explain why he is building several real estate projects simultaneously in the city center.
The Mansfield will stand on the site of the former Loew’s Theater, where the Mansfield Athletic Club was operated until recently. Work is due to start this summer with a view to delivery in 2024.
To ensure that the new 65-meter tower blends in well with its surroundings, the firm Béïque Legault Thuot Architects (BLTA) has opted for a neoclassical style and three volumetric setbacks echoing those of the Sun Life building. The latter reaches 122 meters, nearly double the projected height of Mansfield. We also promise a project that will highlight the past of the site with architectural reminders of the Loew’s Theater, operated from 1919 to 1999.
“The Mansfield is a most inspiring project with its architecture and details that reflect the rich history of this iconic site. Its integration into the urban fabric of Montreal enriches and revitalizes the places by proposing, among other things, the development of a plot (or pocket park) in order to promote interconnections and links between the different functions and contextual elements. The quality of these materials and components also makes it possible to create an atmosphere where prestige and elegance are combined, ”BLTA reported in a press release.
An alley will allow pedestrians to circulate between Mansfield and Melcalfe streets, thus connecting the Philips and Dorchester squares with the future McGill College avenue, which will be pedestrianized.
The project does not include the Avis parking lot facing Dorchester Square.
The Mansfield will have 248 units (one, two and three bedrooms). It will have an infinity pool with a view of Mount Royal, a spa, a gym, a lounge with fireplace, a golf simulator, a wine bar, indoor lounges. as well as telecommuting and conference rooms. Commercial spaces are also planned, as well as underground parking.
The Brivia Group has indicated that there will be no social housing in Le Mansfield or financial contribution to the fund provided for in the Regulation for a mixed metropolis, known as “20-20-20”.
This is because the building permit was issued in December 2020, that is to say before the entry into force of the by-law, on April 1.
“We comply with the regulations without the need to pay into the fund for this project specifically,” we told the QMI Agency, in a statement relayed by email.
“However, this project is still part of the 20-20-20 philosophy since we have incorporated different types of units that are demanded and necessary in the market, such as the large three-bedroom units available for families who wish to be in a condominium project that is in the heart of downtown. In addition, we also have other projects in progress which are subject to the 20-20-20 regulation ”, we added.