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Vineland Research & Innovation Centre

Niagara Region

Crossey Engineering provided the Mechanical and
Electrical design services for this 3,700 sq. m. world-class research centre for horticultural science and innovation located in Niagara Region, Ontario.

This greenhouse is Canada’s largest dedicated to
horticulture research. Vegetable plants will be evaluated through two 540 sq. m. compartments with 7 m. gutter heights in one-third of the space. Another third of the greenhouse will evaluate floral plants and be divided into large, small and medium spaces all with 5 m. gutter heights. The final third will be used for potting and systems.

Electrical and mechanical systems provide research
control while maintaining commercial growing conditions. These include a 250-tonne chiller to control cooling, as well as boilers, humidity control and lighting in the floral space managed with a control system. Although vegetables do not normally require controls, that area has been equipped with systems that can be adapted to include them later.

  • Architect: Baird Sampson Neuert Architects
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