UBC Integrated Research Library

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Job Description

Wales McLelland was chosen to complete construction of this new Integrated Research Library that is intended to accommodate the future growth of collections. It is located at UBC Vancouver’s South Campus and will house research collections for the long-term. It provides 2,280 square metres of high density collection storage including space for a small digitization area, a contained freezer area for decontamination, a staff work area and a publicly accessible reading room. Storage facilities of this kind were first established at Harvard in the 1980s and only about 40 such facilities currently exist at universities across North America. This single storey building uses tilt-up concrete and is planned to achieve LEED™ status.

Project Details

Vancouver, BC
UBC Properties Investments Ltd.
Size : 
24,500 sq. ft.
Completion Date: 
August 2015
Project Value: 
under $1 million
  • LEED


Wales McLelland Construction has been operating in Vancouver for over 40 years with professional expertise in General Contracting, Design-Build, Construction Management, sustainable and LEED™ building, tilt-up construction, and pre-design planning and consulting services.