Client: Canopy Growth Corporation
Location: Smiths Falls, Ontario
Size: 83,613 m2 (900,000 ft2)
Delivery Model: Construction Management
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) was retained by Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) as Prime Consultant to provide structural, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering services for CGC’s 900,000 ft2 facility renovation. JLR also provided architectural design, land use and space planning, and project management support.
To meet the strict budgetary requirements and fast-track timelines for the project, CGC selected PCL Construction to deliver the project following a construction management delivery model.
Throughout this project, JLR worked closely with CGC and PCL to engineer and deliver entirely new cannabis processing methods, designing many industry firsts. CGC now has a visually stunning facility that is equipped with the tools and purpose-built spaces needed for cannabis roasting, oil extraction, encapsulation, edible research, product analysis, and safe material destruction. The facility designs and mechanical process engineering developed for this project form the backbone of CGC’s growth and manufacturing capabilities.
Ultimately, all phases of this project were completed on time, on budget, and to the complete satisfaction of all stakeholders. The success of this facility has allowed CGC to achieve its greater goal of providing capacity to meet the needs of Canadians in need of medicinal cannabis, while also serving recreational markets.