Location: 999 Collip Circle, London ON, N6G 0J3
The Convergence Centre is the newest building at Western Discovery Park, officially opening its doors in early 2010. The 55,000 square foot LEED Gold certified building is one of the first and most advanced multi-tenant ‘green buildings’ in southwestern Ontario. From material science and manufacturing and digital media to biotechnology and healthcare, the Convergence Centre brings people, businesses and ideas together in a welcoming environment that provides the opportunity for collaboration and improved access to nearby research facilities and expertise.
A broad range of tenants have already found their space here, from large multinationals to small start-ups, organizations that accelerate business, and university researchers. The building is anchored by LANXESS, the leading manufacturer of butyl rubber used in a variety of applications. The opportunity for collaboration with Western University and other tenants of the Research Park, along with the close proximity to LANXESS’ Sarnia manufacturing site was a key factor in locating LANXESS’ Global Research and Development Unit for Butyl Rubber at the Convergence Centre.
"The Discovery Park is the place to be for us. It's close to Sarnia, our largest production site, and gives us access to research talent from Ontario and abroad. We're also surrounded by start-up companies and research institutes focused on materials research, which will help us advance our culture of innovation."
- Dr. Ralf I. Schenkel, Head of Global Research and Development, LANXESS Butyl Rubber Unit.
Other tenants include TechAlliance, Ontario Centres of Excellence, and Surface Science Western.
Key features of the Convergence Centre include: