The opening of the center Strom Nordic Spa relaxation on the edge of the Magog River, is expected by the end of 2016.
The demolition of the building formerly occupied by CHARMS took place last week and the decontamination of land located at the corner of Roy and Santa Teresa streets, immediately east of the Jacques Cartier Bridge was started. This last step should be completed by the end of week and the construction of urban spa will follow.
“Construction should last much of the summer and the opening should take place this autumn, probably in November,” says Serge Beauchemin dragon, which is a shareholder and strategic advisor to the company born the Îles-des-Soeurs.
The project represents nearly investment of $ 10 million and it will, at its opening, the creation of 60 jobs, 100 to 120 after 18 months of activity. “I encourage people to monitor our job offers on our website. We will be mainly looking for massage therapists and those responsible for customer service, “says Beauchemin, reached by telephone on Wednesday, on the set of the show in the eye of the dragon.
The company Ström spa acquired this summer, the City of Sherbrooke, price $ 1,218,000, this site after three years of research on the territory of the city. The study sites were intended to combine green spaces and waterways. The land, which was located a maintenance shop bike paths until recently, has an area of 11000 square meters.
Strom spa already has two Nordic spas, one in L’Île-des-Soeurs and Saint-Hilaire. “The Strom spa Sherbrooke will be the third to open its doors and is open seven more over the next seven years in the Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver,” said the dragon.
The Ström Nordic Spa Sherbrooke belong to the same group of shareholders that existing spas or Guillaume Lemoine, Anne Joyal, Simon Duperre, Eric Genest and Mr. Beauchemin.
“The Sherbrooke spa will offer the same services as our other two spas, or heat therapy, massage therapy and beauty treatments for body and face,” reveals the shareholder operator Guillaume Lemoine.
Great hot and cold baths, saunas, steam bath, thermal waterfalls, themed lounges and bistro will be on the future of the Ström Nordic Spa site.
Furthermore, a new workshop for the maintenance of bicycle paths in the City was built on Roy Street, across the bridge, to replace the one demolished last week. A budget of $ 200,000 was required for the new building housing the workshop and site development by the City. Also, the water ramp formerly located on the site will be relocated in the spring street Pointe, near Blanchard Park.