Pomerleau used its expertise as a Project and Construction Manager in the restoration and expansion of Quebec City's Science Complex. In collaboration with the SIQ, Pomerleau selected the consultants and supervised the development of the concept and the work program, from creation to delivery.
The work included:
- The complete restoration of the exterior (insulation, windows, glass and aluminium cladding, concrete repair, and the application of a protective seal);
- The installation of sprinklers;
- The construction of a reception hall and an atrium; and
- The fit-up of some of the offices and the redevelopment of the parking area.
The works were executed respecting LEED criteria and the project is seeking LEED® Silver certification.
The work was undertaken with particular rigour as the offices were occupied during the construction period.
The Science Complex houses laboratories and workshops in 60% of its area. It also houses the province's insect collection (Collection d'insectes du Québec), which contains more than 60,000 specimens; and the Herbier du Québec, which, with its 151,000 specimens, is the third largest herbarium in Quebec.