Phases I, II and III
Les Jardins Ste-Emilie is a long-term care residence housing around 400 seniors. Although Gémel was involved in all three phases of the development – a large project that spanned several years – we are highlighting the greatest challenge to our team, the Phase III relocation of the residence’s industrial kitchen.
The kitchen needed to be moved from where it had been placed during Phase II of the project, due to productivity issues. With the residents now spread across six floors, the kitchen now needed to serve meals to about 400 residents, three times a day. The new industrial kitchen tripled its original size, with an area of just over 1,500 square feet. In addition to a greater working space, the new industrial kitchen is equipped with conventional commercial appliances including freezers, refrigerators, an exhaust hood and other special equipment. This building, including the kitchen, offers the highest standards in the industry for long term care.
One of the outstanding features of the project was at the level of innovation in geothermal energy for the residence. The innovations Gémel brought to the project allow for high energy savings, especially at the level of heat recovery.
We are extremely proud to have been the only engineering consulting firm involved in all three phases of the project. As a result, our client has given testimonials about his confidence in our company, from the quality of the plans, the support we gave during construction (supervision), as well as the energy savings our engineers were able to bring to the project.