News Release from the County of Lambton
Sarnia, ON – All laboratories at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park are fully occupied, a first in the history of the Research Park.
All 9,000 square feet of lab space is currently being used by a variety of tenants. These tenants include research centres, international companies, and many others, several of which are from outside the Sarnia-Lambton area.
“This is a huge milestone for the Research Park,” said Katherine Albion, Executive Director of the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park. “To have all the laboratory space at the Research Park occupied shows the how much the research field is growing in Lambton County, and how the demand for research space is increasing.”
Some of the research and development work these groups are executing in the lab space involves biofuels, biomaterials, natural health products, advanced manufacturing and prototyping, waste recovery, and water purification. Each lab suite includes laboratory space and office space, modular furniture, fumehoods, and utility services which are designed specifically for the activities being conducted in the lab.
The Western-Sarnia-Lambton Research Park was created in November 2003 with the inception of the County of Lambton Community Development Corporation, owned by the County of Lambton. The Research Park manages and operates the property owned by the CLCDC. It boasts 270,000 square feet of leasable area. In addition to its labs and research space, it is home to a number of high profile tenants including NOVA Chemicals, Enbridge, the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, and Worley.