St. John’s, NL – This morning marked the official groundbreaking of 351 – the first new office building in downtown St. John’s in more than 25 years.

Developed by East Port Properties Limited and designed by PHB Group, 351 marks the beginning of a new age in the city’s waterfront development.

“As a result of years of collaboration by many passionate stakeholders, we’re thrilled to celebrate the groundbreaking of 351,” says East Port Properties President John W. Lindsay. “We are pleased to offer downtown St. John’s a building that incorporates the latest sustainable practices, for a truly healthy, efficient and interesting working environment.”

While architecturally designed to encompass the long-standing heritage of Water Street charm, 351 will also incorporate the best of today’s newest technologies. It is the first sea water heated and cooled building in Newfoundland and Labrador. A Canada Green Building Council LEED® registered building, 351 has been designed to achieve Gold level certification.

Deputy Mayor Shannie Duff praised the 351 project. She spoke of the developers’ strong vision and sensitivity to the City’s needs, including the incorporation of public parking spaces to help alleviate the extreme parking shortage in the downtown core.

This stunning new development is designed to be embraced by the entire community. It includes an innovative six-storey, 165,000-square-foot office tower above prime retail and commercial space, and a 446-car parkade which includes 246 public spaces.

The completion date of 351 is set for 2013.

Left to right East Port Properties President, John W. Lindsay, St. John’s Deputy Mayor Shannie Duff and Greystone Managed Investments’ David Poggemiller

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