Chalk River, Ontario
Chandos is part of the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) team designing and constructing three new buildings at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.’s (CNL) Chalk River Laboratories facility. The buildings are non-nuclear and will include a Business Hub, Main Gate, and Logistics Warehouse as well as a Support Facility. This project will deliver a robust and reliable addition to the existing Chalk River Laboratories campus that will house essential business functions and increase efficient business delivery in the future at Canada’s premier Science and Technology facility.
The Business Hub will improve productivity, efficiency, morale, and site safety by creating space for approximately 400 employees. Support facilities and amenities include a data centre, library, central records, health and wellness centre, flexible auditorium, and shared meeting spaces.
The Main Gate and Logistics Warehouse will act as a dual-function hybrid building that will optimize security to enhance safety and service. This hybrid building will house site security, a visitor badging and security check point, employee vehicle entry gates, truck scanning and site entry, shipping and receiving, inventory/warehouse stores, and office space.
The Support Facility will enable CNL to provide uninterrupted preventive and corrective maintenance support, improve maintenance and work management, improve staff productivity and efficiency, and reduce the risk of equipment failure.
The overall design program will consider current and future staffing projections, efficiencies of work process, and external collaboration/conference requirements. All of these factors can be scaled according to the site’s needs and expanded seamlessly in the future should business demands or partnerships create a need.
The project is currently in the validation phase. Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2019.