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Construction Information

Steele Ocean Sciences Building

  • Location: Connected to the west wing of the Life Sciences Centre (1355 Oxford Street)
  • Size: 76,000 sq ft
  • Budget: $41.5 M
  • Construction start date: Summer 2011
  • Construction completion date: May 2013
  • Architects: Duffus Romans Kundzins Rounsefell Architects Ltd.
  • Project Management: MHPM Project Managers Inc.
  • Construction firm: PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
  • Amenities:
    • 4 floors of research labs, offices and expansion of the Aquatron tank capacity
    • Atrium connecting the Ocean Sciences Building to the Life Sciences Centre
  • Green features:
    • Targeting LEED Silver Certification
    • Planting 200 new trees and shrubs on campus to replace approximately 40 to be removed to make room for the building