May 10, 2023 – PEI BioAlliance: Following the recent announcement of provincial and federal financing for the BioAccelerator, a new 75,000 sq. ft. biomanufacturing center of expertise, the contract for detailed engineering design and project management has been awarded to a consortium led by Open Practice and IPS – Integrated Project Services.
Earlier this year, the Governments of Canada and PEI announced a $50 million investment in the BioAccelerator, the largest single investment in economic development infrastructure in PEI history. Situated in the BioCommons Research Park in Charlottetown, the BioAccelerator will be a unique multi-function facility with 75,000 sq. ft. of biomanufacturing space that will provide facilities and services to researchers, entrepreneurs, and bioscience-based companies operating along the full continuum from research and product development, process development, manufacturing scale-up, and biomanufacturing skills and training.
The BioAccelerator will become a centrepiece for biomanufacturing and fermentation-based business development in Atlantic Canada and a national asset.
Following an extensive basis-of-design development stage and RFP process, five high quality proposals were received from firms and consortia across Canada. The consortium of Open Practice and IPS were the successful proponents for the design tender.
Open Practice is a design-led firm offering services in community and urban planning, feasibility studies, and sustainable architecture. IPS is a global leader in developing innovative solutions for the consulting, architecture, engineering, project controls, procurement, construction management, and commissioning, qualification and validation of technically complex facilities worldwide.
Both Open Practice and IPS have employees based in PEI, working on a number of projects including bioscience engineering projects.
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