Cooper Construction to Design/Build Second Research Advancement Centre for University of Waterloo, Ontario

Phase II of the project will incorporate three floors of laboratory and office space. The building will feature hydroponic heating and cooling with central computerized BMS system.

Oakville, Ontario. July 14th,  2009: Cooper Construction Limited of Oakville, Ontario is to commence design/build construction of the 68,000 sq.ft. Research Advancement Centre Phase II, located in the University of Waterloo Business Park, north of the Central campus.

The Phase II building will closely resemble the Phase I building completed by Cooper Construction in January 2008.

William Cooper Sr, President and CEO, stated: “With Phase One of the project successfully completed a little over a year ago, we’re very pleased to be commencing Phase Two. This is an interesting project that will serve the Canadian research community for many years to come.”

Three floors of combined office and laboratory space will locate offices on the building’s perimeter, with multi-use laboratory space on three floors in the building’s core, including one 2000 sq.ft. two-storey lab. The lab space is designed for separation into up to 14 labs with independent HVAC and lighting. A central service area links all lab space to the penthouse mechanical space, with provision for easy installation of dedicated HVAC and ventilation equipment for special purposes.

The heating and ventilation system is designed to accommodate fume hoods to the labs, with hydroponic heating and cooling to offices and labs and a central computerized BMS system.

Each of the three floors can be set up independently with dedicated lunch rooms, meeting rooms, computer rooms and washrooms. The third floor has a distinctive overhanging premium office area on the south and west sides to accommodate the dedicated needs of the third floor tenant.

The building will have steel frame structure, with pre-cast concrete floor slabs, architectural pre-cast, distinctive three colour curtainwall glazing, one drive-in door with loading dock and two grade-level dock doors. A screened patio will provide secluded breakout space adjacent to the property’s extensive landscaped reserve.

About Cooper Construction

Cooper Construction is a third-generation family-owned Canadian best-practices company in commercial real estate development and leasing, design-build construction, construction management, and property management.

For more information, please contact Bill Cooper, Jr, at 905.829-0444 ext. 222.

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