McMaster Innovation Park | ?m | ?s | McMaster University | McCallum Sather

innsertnamehere

Superstar
Member Bio
Joined
Mar 8, 2010
Messages
17,543
Reaction score
17,258
This is an industrial area off the 403 along Longwood Road which McMaster is using to try and build a bio-tech innovation hub. There are several buildings proposed, though none have started construction yet:

new Gowling WLG Office block. This is the closest to construction:

MIP-1.jpg.xml


The "Glass Warehouse" - a renovation and restoration of a historic factory building to be used as an innovation incubator sort of similar to MaRS:

PZVZbQu.jpg

9DwqNFJ.jpg


Glass-Warehouse_Side-Cut-Final-3-_Credit-mcCallumSather_LNG-Studios_C.jpg

Glass-Warehouse_TopCut-Final-1-_Credit-mcCallumSather_LNG-Studios_C.jpg


CCRM Biomanufacturing facility:

50593879453_f0dbb60b29_c.jpg


There is also a hotel proposed, with a very unhealthy amount of surface parking. Only a site plan is available:

36252341484_b3a8033f4d_b.jpg
 

AlbertC

Superstar
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 24, 2007
Messages
19,532
Reaction score
47,765
Location
Davenport
Very cool, the central atrium space reminds me of the shared interior area within the Foundry Lofts building in Davenport Village.
 

AlbertC

Superstar
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 24, 2007
Messages
19,532
Reaction score
47,765
Location
Davenport
According to this, 606 Aberdeen Ave (The Glass Warehouse), is expected to open in December 2024:


Various photos of it pre-renovation:



FRONT-hhca-606-aberdeen-2-mainweb-1024x576.jpg




_yyy1214.jpg
_xxx0755.jpg
_yyy1194.jpg
 

AlbertC

Superstar
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 24, 2007
Messages
19,532
Reaction score
47,765
Location
Davenport

McMaster Innovation Park wants more residential dev.


May 16, 2022

Current zoning allows for residential uses on the employment lands to amount to eight per cent of overall gross floor area in a maximum of two buildings. MIP, however, has asked Hamilton city council and staff for permission to boost that to 15 per cent and have 524 residential units in buildings of 26, 22 and 14 storeys.

“As the innovation park has evolved and the density has increased for life sciences, the appropriate ratio of 15 per cent of the GFA was requested as a revision based on a residential study,” MIP vice-president of development and design Frances Grabowski said in an email interview with RENX.

City staff members are fine with the 15 per cent proportion, but recommend holding the number of residential buildings at two and locating them at the northeast part of the site, according to an article in The Hamilton Spectator.

-------

A residential study completed in 2021 by B.Lyons identified the need for rental units and not condominiums at MIP, according to Grabowski. Young families and professionals are the target demographic, but no unit sizes or mixes have been decided.

Grabowski said the intent is to partner with other developers to build the apartments, but this also hasn’t been finalized.

Other elements focusing on the functional and cultural requirements of MIP are also planned.

“This includes amenities, green space, connectivity, walking trails and bike paths, and related services to meet the needs of our park-wide community,” said Grabowski.

MIP is also working with the YWCA.

Anticipated timelines for approvals, construction and occupancy are still under review.

-------
It was announced on March 31 that Invest Ontario is providing OmniaBio Inc. with about $40 million as a loan as part of a new 250,000-square-foot, $580-million bio-manufacturing facility on Longwood Road which will be part of MIP.

One building is scheduled for completion in 2024 and the second a year later. The firm is expected to employ at least 250.

 

Paclo

Administrator
Staff member
Member Bio
Joined
Aug 25, 2020
Messages
434
Reaction score
1,439
The McMaster Innovation Park has been added to the database with the sub-project 101 Longwood Rd S (the Gowling WLG office building).

Additional pages and threads will be broken away as needed as development phases continue.

This thread should be used for general discussion regarding the McMaster Innovation Park, phasing updates and news.

McCallum Sather has designed the Master Plan, here is the full vision for the Park, courtesy of the official website:
MIP-Aerial-Daytime_Final_Credit+mcCallumSather_LNG+Studios.jpg


Additionally, here is a night-time aerial by rendering studio LNG Studios:
1659549251639.png

More renders of the McMaster Innovation Park can be found on their website.


More information on proposed properties and phasing can be found here.
 
Last edited:

Top