By Rhonda Massad
The new condo project Adamus in Beaconsfield is taking precautions to demolish Le Club West Island a.k.a. The Tennis Club with as much consideration for the planet as they can.
“We want to make sure as much of the building is reused and recycled as possible,” KF Construction’s Gilles Champagne explained, “We are taking it slow and dividing waste into categories for the best green waste management.”
What was once a busy ball hockey, racket ball and bar facility will soon be transformed into 20 apartments that were granted municipal permits earlier in June. Remnants of the sports complex are visible during the ongoing demolition process. Tennis, Racket balls and sports water bottles can be seen scattered throughout the debris.
According to Champagne, all the steel elements of the structure have been sold and will be reused. Air conditioning units that were housed in the roofing structure will be sold as is, reconditioned and reused in other buildings.
“All of the cement will be converted into gravel and reused right here on the site,” Champagne continued, “the old will make up part of the new.”
Any remaining materials will be sent to the Koncas Recycling Centre, a centre for the recovery and sorting of recyclable materials with its head office located in Montreal. Koncas gives a second life to scrap building materials from demolition and renovations. At the sorting centre, recyclable materials are the subject of several automatic or manual steps, according to a precise and well-orchestrated sequence. The centre receives truckloads of recycling goods each day and processes tonnes of material.
“We know the people of Beaconsfield share our concerns for a greener planet,” he said, “we have had a tremendous amount of positive feedback on this project and wanted the project to reflect the values of this community.”