We began working with LifeLabs at its Mississauga location in 2015, working with the company on a detailed, complex and phased renovation of more than 70,000 sf of specialized laboratory environments.

Laboratory Renovation

Involving multiple phases, the project is one of the most complex we have created. Construction was active in live operating laboratory buildings, making extensive coordination of construction activities, equipment moves, equipment calibration and recommissioning critical to the project’s success. We coordinated the FF&E and commissioning, while also balancing the input and requirements of multiple stakeholder groups within the company and integration with the overall corporate direction.

A specialized, measured approach

The project integrates two of the largest automated High Volume Chemistry lines in North America. These HVC Lines include up to 20 analyzers and refrigerated storage. Each takes up over 7,000 sf. Additionally, the design incorporated the addition of a Sodium Azide (Na+) wastewater treatment system allowing the wastewater to be treated prior to waste entering the sanitary system. As a result, we ensure the cleanest lab waste possible, reaching standards which significantly exceed those required by the municipality.

Our scope encompassed multiple laboratories, including:

  • High Volume Chemistry
  • Special Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Mycology
  • Molecular
  • Urinalysis
  • Toxicology
  • Morphology
  • Electrophoresis
  • Support and infrastructure spaces

We continue to work with LifeLabs on multiple sites throughout Ontario.

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Healthcare, Science & Research

Team Leaders

Liam Brown

Partners & sub consultants

Racon Engineering - Mechanical & Electrical
Readiness Group - Process/Commissioning
P2i - Project Management
IMC - Construction Manager


70,000 SQ. FT.