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Le Nordelec

Montréal, Québec

Photo credits : Vincent Brière


Elad Canada

Type of use

Offices, shops and residences

Number of floors


Year of construction


Work type

Refurbishment of an existing building


300 000 m²


82 M$

The original Nordelec building was built in phases from 1913 to 1948, for the facilities of the Northern Electric Company. This old building in Point St. Charles accommodated more than 4600 employees in the 1940s.

As planned by Elad Canada, the project consisted of the rehabilitation and expansion of the old building in order to house a multi-functional complex with 75,000 m² of offices, 7,000 m² of retail space and 1300 residential units. The building is made up of five main wings, each 8 storeys high, separated by large interior courtyards on the ground floor, and linked by walkways at the northern end of each floor. Secondary wings of 1 or 2 floors complete the quadrilateral.

Since the original building was built before publication of the first National Building Code (1941), it was essential to verify its compliance with current standards and make the necessary structural modifications, particularly with regard to the building’s seismic resistance.

For this exceptional revitalization project in Point St. Charles, NCK provided complete structural and civil engineering consulting services.