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Unique Data center opportunity
Quartier Évolution campus includes a building of 235,000 square feet that once housed the Merck research center and laboratories. It has outstanding systems offering the possibility of conversion to a state of the art "TIER 2" or “TIER 3” data center.

Some highlights include:

Property: Built by Merck as a research facility
  • The property fronts on the Trans-Canada Highway and is not on a flight path or near rail lines.
  • Up to 120,000 sq.ft. of white floor space

Design:
  • Building has a central spine that facilitates mechanical and electrical distribution, the whole to enable separation of IT and building infrastructure circulation on the floors.

Power:
  • 2 X 25 kva lines (underground), 100% live and redundant
  • Yields 2 x 11 megawatts of electric power
  • Automatic switch, no down time
  • One of the lines is “Priority 1” which means that it is the first line that Hydro-
  • Québec will re-establish
  • High capacity, redundant transformers
  • 4 x 2 mw @ 600 volts with the ability to supply 11 mw by way of “step-up” or
  • addition of transformers

Cooling:
  • Existing chiller lines for 2,000 tons of cooling with ability to reach 10,000 tons
  • Free cooling opportunity of 5,000 tons with use of dry coolers on roof top

Height Slab to slab:15 feet

Floor loading capacity: 150 to 200 pounds per square foot

Communications:
  • Site has two underground connections
  • Possibility of sourcing dark fiber on a redundant basis, to ensure carrier neutrality.

Government assistance:
  • The Québec provincial government has a program that provides a 10 year tax holiday for data center companies that invest at least $200MM;
  • The province also provides data centers with very advantageous utility rates from Hydro-Québec, the province’s energy utility.
  • Pr@m Rebate - The City of Montréal offers a program that affords tax reductions over a period of 5 years to a maximum of $1MM per annum based on the increase in assessment of the buildings to accommodate Tenant’s occupancy. We have registered each building for Pr@m to provide for maximum subsidy opportunity.