|CLIENT:||UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA|
|CONSULTANT:||CIBINEL ARCHITECTS LTD.|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||STIPULATED SUM|
|Project SIZE:||34,000 SQ. FT.|
Bird was commissioned to retrofit the existing 50-year-old, former pharmacy building on the Fort Garry campus into the university’s new biological sciences building. The scope of work to the building’s three-storey, rough-hewn limestone exterior included the replacement of the existing roof, windows, fume hoods and fire protection system. Construction of a pedestrian tunnel - adding to the university’s existing extensive tunnel system — connects the building to two nearby campus buildings. Inside the building, Bird upgraded the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and constructed seven modern wet labs including the installation of a level-two biosafety laboratory required to isolate dangerous biological agents. A substantial portion of the project involved the updating of aging mechanical and electrical systems.