Before the growth in demand for warehouse space, the business man Richard Coulombe injects $ 3 million for the construction of a new building in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures.
The work for the two-storey building located in the industrial park François-Leclerc Nord are started since a few weeks. The field of 190, 000 square feet was purchased last December.
The first phase, which is expected to be completed in the month of October, provides for the development of 173 mini-warehouses for companies and individuals. The size of units should vary between 50 and 250 square feet.
Eventually, the site could be more or less than 300 units of storage, according to the proponent who holds units in the three institutions of its kind in the greater Quebec city area, including one in the industrial park Francois-Leclerc. Also, the investment could reach up to $6 million.
“If all goes as planned, I’ll start phase two and three in the month of may next. I could go up to five phases, but we will see depending on the demand, ” says Dr. Coulombe.
“This is interesting, it is that phases two and three should be specialized for the storage of recreational vehicles or snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles,” says the businessman, stating that its new building is located close to provincial trails.
Explosion of demand
Because of the COVID-19. Mr. Coulombe says the Newspaper has seen an increase in demand for this type of local, of which the rental is per month. Several companies have particular sought-after spaces to store their goods during the break in Quebec.
“For a year, the demand is growing, it is for this reason that I decided to build another facility,” says Dr. Coulombe. “During the pandemic, if I had 300 local, I think they would have been all rented out “, he adds.