Memorial University of Newfoundland is building the CAD$36 million Animal Resource Centre in St. Johns. Replacing two existing buildings, the collaborative 26,000-sf research facility will include rodent production and housing areas, surgical suites for small and large animals, physiological testing areas, and an Animal Containment Level 2 environment for behavioral studies. The project was designed by NXL Architects and will accommodate mice, rats, woodchucks, and Yucatan minipigs. Construction began on the project in September of 2017 and completion is expected in late 2019, with occupancy expected in mid-2020.
The project team includes John Hearn Architect; general contractor Olympic Construction; vivarium M/E consultant Pageau Morel; mechanical & electrical consultant Core Engineering; structural advisor Entuitive; structural consultant DBA; civil consultant Pinnacle; geotechnical consultant Stantec; cost consultant Turner & Townsend; and commissioning agent JLL.