Animal Resource Centre

Memorial University

Memorial University’s (MUN) new Animal Resource Centre (ARC) will house research in the fields of Biomedical Science, Psychology, Biotechnology & Neuroscience. Located adjacent to the Health Sciences Complex, the new building will replace aging facilities within the HSC.

The new facility will accommodate researchers from across the campus in a collaborative, efficient, inspiring work space. The multi-species facility will accommodate mice, rats, swine, and woodchucks. Areas include rodent production and housing, small and large animal surgery, physiological testing, behavioural testing in an Animal Containment Level 2 environment, as well as all related support and admin areas.

The design of the multi-storey building connects with the existing facilities, accommodates future expansion on adjacent sites for MUN’s Health Sciences program as well as possible future expansion of the ARC.

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Completed 2018
Gross Area 26,000 sf
Construction $15M
Location St. John's, Newfoundland
Team Local Architect: John Hearn Architect | Vivarium M/E Specialists: Pageau Morel | Mechanical & Electrical: Core Engineering | Structural Advisor: Entuitive | Structural Consultant: DBA | Civil: Pinnacle Consulting Engineers | Geotech: Stantec | Cost: Turner Townsend | Commissioning: JLL

See more about this project on the following sites –

Memorial University New $36M Animal Centre – CBC