Videotron Centre in Quebec City

Quebec City
Delivery mode
Construction Management
Quebec City, QC, CA
Year built
videotron,QC city,building

Construction of an Amphitheatre

Our team was awarded the construction management contract for the construction of a state-of-the-art amphitheatre: the Videotron Centre in Quebec City.

The centre, designed for on-ice activities and other major events, represents the largest public investment in Quebec City’s history.

The 65,037 m2, seven-storey amphitheatre had to meet the following criteria:

  • A venue that can be converted into a world-class concert hall or a professional NHL-standard hockey rink.
  • An arena with a maximum seating capacity of 21,000, including prefabricated seats and bleachers.
  • An arena with player rooms, locker rooms, a press gallery, corporate lounges, 81 lodges, bars, restaurants, a lobby, and parking lots.
  • A venue with scenographic and acoustic systems, fine art exhibits, and electrical and mechanical systems (including heat recovery from refrigeration, lighting, ventilation, and cooling systems).
  • A venue with more than $47 million in specialized furniture, fixtures and equipment and furniture (including their commissioning).

Our team completed this highly-complex mandate on time and on budget, fulfilling every requirement.

In order to highlight Quebec's expertise in wood construction, the building envelope is supported by a glulam structure.

In addition, this was our first project based on BIM (Building Information Modelling) technology, a process that helps construction professionals be more collaborative, better coordinate their teams and keep their project schedules on track.

Our Challenges

Tight Schedules & Budgets

We delivered the project on time and on budget despite its complexity and a fast-paced work environment, effectively dividing the mandate into 45 work packages.

Complex Project Logistics

We tackled many challenges, including extensive site and delivery logistics, the on-site presence of public services, and the coordination of numerous internal and external stakeholders (such as the City of Quebec, Quebecor, ExpoCité, and the media).

A Project in the Spotlight

There was intense pressure on our team to successfully complete this large-scale, high-profile project critical to regional economic development.

Contaminated Soil

We relied on our attention to detail and soil management know-how to decontaminate the soil.

The Site in Figures

65,037 m2

in total surface area.

$4.7 m

in specialized furniture, fixtures and equipment

Awards and Recognition

Awards and recognition Category Location Year
Design Award for Excellence in Steel Construction awarded by the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Commercial – Institutional Projects Quebec 2016
Canada BIM Council’s BIM Excellence Award Best in BIM Award Quebec City, Quebec 2015
Architectural Merit awarded by the City of Quebec Public Prize, Municipal Projects and Universal Accessibility Quebec City, Quebec 2015
Award of Excellence at the Marcus Vitruve Gala of the Quebec General Contractors Corporation Challenge in Construction Management Quebec 2014