Beleave Announces 867,000 Square Feet of New Indoor Growing Capacity in B.C.

Published: September 20, 2018

Beleave Announces 867,000 Square Feet of New Indoor Growing Capacity in B.C.

Beleave Inc. has entered into a partnership with Kannavis Biotech Corp. to invest, build and operate 867,000 square feet of indoor growing space in British Columbia in preparation for the anticipated demand for cannabis in the Canadian and International marketplace.

The new project, jointly-designed by Beleave and Kannavis, will encompass a total of ten indoor growing facilities, approximately 87,000 square feet each, divided between two regions; one in Chilliwack, and nine in Abbotsford. Once construction is complete, both companies will share the operational and day-to-day expenses, with Kannavis assuming sole responsibility for the initial capital expenditures required to build the facilities.

Phase one of the development will begin with the construction of two facilities, one in each city, and is already underway. Both facilities are expected to be completed in mid-2019, with an annual projected capacity of 13,500 kg of dry flower each. The remaining eight facilities, planned for phase two of the development, are expected to commence construction in late 2019 bringing the total annual capacity of the Abbotsford site to 121,500 kg.

The new facilities feature an indoor system capable of precisely controlling the internal environment and growing conditions. This allows Beleave to maintain its industry-leading high-yields of 475 grams per square foot annually, while keeping overhead costs low.

“Our British Columbia project will give Beleave the indoor capacity in the province to supply our established distribution channels, and enhance our ability to meet the need for high quality and diverse strains across Canada and international markets,” said Andrew Wnek, Beleave CEO. “B.C. has a rich reputation with respect to cannabis agriculture, and we’re excited to be growing in a province with such a strong tradition. I want to thank our hard-working staff and partners for all their efforts to make this project a success.”