Construction boom at uManitoba research park

November 30, 2009

The Smartpark development at the University of Manitoba is going through the biggest growth spurt in its decade-long history, with 5 construction projects in various stages of development. Projects at the 100-acre research park, located on the west side of the Fort Garry campus, include Winnipeg's first office building on stilts, a $10-million plant breeding centre for Monsanto Canada, construction of a second retention pond for the park, renovations to a second building that Cangene Corp. has acquired next to its corporate headquarters, and expansion of Smartpark's business incubator -- the Eureka Project. Winnipeg Free Press