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The University of Ottawa Starts Construction of Advanced Medical Research Facility

The University of Ottawa has commenced construction on a state-of-the-art medical research facility, the Advanced Medical Research Centre (AMRC), a $280-million project anticipated to fuel the creation of new biotech startups and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in economic spinoffs. Construction began in mid-May, and the facility is slated to open in 2026. This initiative marks the university’s largest-ever investment.

Richard Huot, Principal at Parkin, attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the AMRC. The new research centre will encompass 350,000 square feet of advanced research space and will feature a dozen state-of-the-art facilities not found anywhere else in the region. It will also house the Health Innovation Hub, a collaborative space where researchers, clinicians, investors, faculty, students, and entrepreneurs will work together to accelerate the discovery and commercialization of new therapies.

Parkin is collaborating with PCL on this design-build project, working alongside Merrick, WSP, Patterson, and Cleland Jardine Engineering. All parties were present at the groundbreaking ceremony. Parkin is thrilled to be part of the design team for this state-of-the-art facility.

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