Drawing on its general contracting expertise, Chandos is constructing the initial phase of this greenhouse facility which will include 3,100 sq. ft. of indoor climate controlled research growing space (glasshouse); 1,900 sq. ft. of indoor research support space (head house); a fenced outdoor growing area; access drive to the site; and site services.
The building is located west of UBC's Upper Campus Health Building, and will provide researchers with plant care and growth space on campus.
The greenhouse will be the new home of 12 current researchers, who lead teams investigating pure and applied projects, adaptation to climate change, interactions with benificial and pathogenic microbes, and optaining useful new chemicals from plants.
These projects will have direct applications in the Okanagan and interior BC food and agro-forestry sectors. This facility specifically will facilitate agricultural research for a variety of crops.