OTTAWA – Developer Broccolini officially launched construction of the build-to-suit distribution centre for American giant Amazon in Ottawa, in the presence of several dignitaries including prime minister Justin Trudeau; Jim Wilson, Ontario minister of economic development, job creation and trade; Jim Watson, mayor of Ottawa; and Amazon representatives.
With a surface area of more than one million square feet, the Amazon distribution centre, which received site plan approval from the City of Ottawa, will be the largest industrial facility ever built in the area. The opening of the new distribution centre is slated for the summer of 2019 and will create over 650 full time jobs once the facility is operational, and up to 1,500 jobs over the course of its construction.
“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 in Ottawa.
Broccolini caters to the industrial, commercial, institutional and residential markets in Canada and provides a wide range of services, acting variously as a general contractor, construction manager, project manager, property manager and developer.
In addition to its role as builder and developer for the new distribution centre, Broccolini will also act as owner and property manager.