400 De Maisonneuve West
Commercial Heritage Award from the Greater Montréal Real Estate Board in 2006
LOCATION: 400 De Maisonneuve Boulevard W., Montréal
CLIENT: SIDEV Realty Corporation Inc.
AREA: 31,125 m2 | 335,000 ft2
Designed in the mid-fifties by architects Greenspoon, Freedlander & Dunne and better known as the “Gordon Brown Building,” this building is one of the last bastions of downtown Montréal’s fur district.
The building underwent a complete restoration including window replacement, masonry restoration, reroofing, installation of a central heating and air conditioning system, replacement of the electrical system, renovation of the underground parking, refurbishment of the elevators and refreshing of the communal spaces. This restoration involved upgrading the building in accordance with current codes and regulations.
The lobby of the building underwent a complete redesign. The original marble walls were refreshed, the ceilings were entirely redone, a new lighting strategy was installed, and a new reception and security desk were implemented to enliven the space.