In November 2003, Lambton County, the City of Sarnia and Western University announced a partnership to convert the vacated buildings and surrounding lands of the former Dow Chemical headquarters into a state-of-the-art Research Park that would serve as the catalyst for a new generation of high-growth companies, and the hub for the area’s knowledge economy.

In commissioning the Park, the partners recognized that Sarnia-Lambton’s rich history of industrial development and proven legacy in the energy, chemical and processing sectors, coupled with the University’s growing interest and research capacity in these fields of study, could create a powerful, synergistic relationship that would greatly enhance the economic and social well-being of the region and its citizens.

Since this inception, Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park has diligently evolved into a vibrant structural footprint that is becoming increasingly well known in the marketplace, and well positioned to attract, develop and retain high-value business prospects, partners and people.

Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park is comprised of five interconnected buildings situated on 214 acres of prime commercial land nestled in the heart of Sarnia-Lambton’s industrial base, next to Lambton College and the community’s highly-regarded entertainment complex, and strategically located next to the 400-series highway with easy access to the local airport and U.S. border.