The current construction project of the Saint-Hyacinthe Convention Centre is benefiting from the expertise of LE GROUPE JENACO. The Saint-Hubert firm, specializing in building mechanics, secured the contract for the plumbing, gas, and mixed water installations for this major commercial complex in the Maskoutaine region, valued at $65M.

The 100,000-square-foot project provides around 63,000 feet of exhibition space with approximately 30 meeting rooms and a 25,000-square-foot main hall accommodating up to 2,500 banquet guests.

The Convention Centre will be paired with a hotel that will have 205 rooms including 27 suites. Although in terms of operation and the Construction Code, the Convention Centre and the hotel are considered to be one building, the construction of the hotel, which belongs to private interests, is under the responsibility of a general contractor different from that of the Convention Centre.

Commercial Project Fueled By Natural Gas

Interesting fact: this large commercial complex will be powered by renewable natural gas produced by the city of Saint-Hyacinthe. Another distinctive feature is that it will be connected to the Galeries de Saint-Hyacinthe shopping centre by an overhead bridge from a green roof.

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to demonstrate our skills in plumbing, gas, and mixed water in this type of commercial project,” said the founder of LE GROUPE JENACO, Jean Turgeon. The company has already been involved in the construction of institutional buildings and a hotel complex—the project to transform the mansion that housed the private Mount Stephen Club into a hotel.

The project management and construction management firm Decarel is heading up the project. They have worked with LE GROUPE JENACO in the past. A team of six to eight people has been assigned to this 12-month project, which started in November 2016, and was obtained through a call for tenders.