First LEED-certified platinum building in Verdun

By Tracey Arial

KnightsBridge’s condo project Willibrord has obtained platinum certification from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

It’s the first Verdun project to achieve such a high level in LEED and only the sixth in Montreal.

Not bad for a development firm founded less than three years ago. The company is already making a name for itself by focusing on high-quality condominium projects in popular neighbourhoods, like the Plateau, Parc LaFontaine, and Verdun.

“People want to live in Montreal now, but single family homes are too expensive because of the price of the land,” says senior partner Charles-Antoine Gosselin. “Our projects are popular because the prices are cheaper, but the quality is high. We don’t have trouble selling out.”

KnightsBridge’s three Verdun projects are going particularly well. In addition to the Willibrord, there’s also the St. Dizier between Hickson and Regina and the most recent , W. Parkyn on Evelyn. Six of the eight units in W. Parkyn sold before the ground-breaking took place.

“The best thing about that project is the three-bedroom unit,” said Gosselin. “The living room is 24-feet wide.”

Gosselin says that he offers buyers an incentive to get into projects early because they can choose any configuration they like within their units. That flexibility exists because the company never builds structural walls inside its new condominium buildings.

The company also specializes in converting existing triplexes for clients. With the nine new buildings, they’ve completed 24 projects in total so far.

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