General contractor Syscomax has secured its first-ever mandate in the Magdalen Island region. The company will be managing the work on the Residence Plaisance des Îles residential complex for the elderly in Cap-aux-Meules.
The official groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 28 in front of guests of honour. The Board of Directors of the NPO, the Minister Responsible for Seniors and Informal Caregivers, Marguerite Blais, the MP for the Magdalen Islands, Joël Arseneau, and the President of the Maritime Community Islands, Jonathan Lapierre were on hand for the ceremonial event. Sylvain Robitaille (Founder & Special Projects) also took part, representing Syscomax during this important day for the region. The highly anticipated project will meet Madelinots’ pressing need for this type of service that is currently unavailable.
The residence will have two distinct wings. The first wing, with 143 housing units, will meet the needs of independent seniors or those needing basic assistance. The second wing, with 65 units, will be dedicated to elderly people requiring more specialized care. In all, the project will house 208 units.
Responding to a desperate lack of accommodation and health care services for the elderly population of the Magdalen Islands, Syscomax recognizes the project’s importance and is proud to have been chosen for the project. Project management will involve developing plans and establishing costs, coordinating tenders and purchasing equipment and furnishings. It also consists of ensuring the smooth progress of the site’s construction, managing contractors and professionals, and respecting schedules, with a target delivery date of November 2020.
“It’s thanks to our solid reputation that we obtained this mandate. It was at the request of a member of the Board that we were approached, since he knew that partnering with Syscomax guarantees the success of a project.”
– Sylvain Robitaille, Founder and Special Project Lead of Syscomax