This complex renovation/addition project for the new Federal Food Quality Program Facility for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada was designed to house staff from decentralized facilities in Ottawa into consolidated facilities on the University of Guelph campus.
To accomplish this task, the resident University of Guelph staff had to be accommodated without disrupting their on-going programs.
The project is comprised of three different types of design and construction:
1 – Minor renovations consisting of multiple existing laboratory renovations within the existing 95 Stone Road Building for the University of Guelph, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
2 – Major renovations consisting of total gutting and reconstruction of the 93 Stone Road building to create new laboratories and lab-related offices for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, which also includes a new second floor mechanical penthouse.
3 – New construction of a stand-alone Pilot Plant, and a link joining the 95 Stone Road Building and the 93 Stone Road Building with the new Pilot Plant.
This facility is unique in Canada because of its flexibility between shared institutional users.