American giant Amazon in collaboration with Broccolini has unveiled that it has officially begun the construction of its new Amazon distribution facility in Ottawa. The inauguration of the project took place in the presence of several dignitaries including the Mayor Jim Watson, the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, and other representatives from Broccolini construction and Amazon.
Sources cite that the new facility will be used to distribute heavy & larger items such as sports equipment and furniture across Ottawa. As per Broccolini, the new gigantic facility will be sizable enough to hold the equivalent of 60 regulation-size hockey arenas.
For those unfamiliar with the matter, Broccolini is a leading player in the real estate development sector and has established an important position in the development & construction of industrial buildings in Canada. With offices in Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa, the company caters to the commercial, residential, industrial, and institutional markets.
James Beach, Director, Real Estate & Development at Broccolini, Ottawa, reported that the company is ambitious to pursue major projects in the National Capital Region, and with the successful inauguration of the new project in the federal capital, Broccolini has significantly strengthened its position as a Canadian leader in real estate & construction market.
The company further stated that the new facility, with a surface area of over 1 million square feet, will bring huge employment opportunities with more than 1,500 new construction jobs and 600 distribution jobs over the course of its construction phase. The facility will be the largest industrial unit ever constructed across the region.
Both the city government and Broccolini have been working together to reduce the impact on the rural roads & construction traffic, cite sources.
The new distribution center is scheduled to be operational from the end of 2019.