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Lower Passenger Departure Lounge Expansion

Lower Passenger Departure Lounge Expansion
Total Est. Cost:  $19.4M
Completion:  This project is currently underway with completion anticipated for the Spring of 2020.

In response to growth in passenger traffic, up-gauging of aircraft and the need to improve the safe operation of the apron and hold room, work was approved to create a building addition to meet a new state of operations.  The LHRX projects is a 1765m2 addition to the lower passenger departure lounge creating space to accommodate all ground load passenger traffic for the next decade and beyond including the addition of another gate position.

Principle drivers include:  improving operational safety and efficiency for hold room operations; providing sufficient ground load capacity for both seating and serving passengers now and into the future; provide sufficient floorplate to allow additional revenue opportunities with the space.

Design features and amenities will include:

  • Minimizing walking distances to aircraft;
  • covered walkways on aprons;
  • segregated gates with a one-podium, one-door, one-aircraft principle;
  • improved ground equipment storage;
  • new premium washroom facilities including pet relief for service animals and universal;
  • family room;
  • expanded food and beverage and additional retail; and
  • basement.

Key milestones to October 2018 include:

  • Removing all falsework to below the suspended slab.
  • Pouring walls at stairs to north end.
  • All six monoliths above the suspended slab have been poured, the seventh monolith to the north has been formed and reinforced.
  • Formed and poured strip footings around south east tunnel.
  • Formed and poured and stripped exterior strip footings at east and west side.
  • Formwork and pouring to walls above exterior strip footings.
  • All level one mechanical pipe work in the ceilings inside and outside pre-board screening is complete.
  • Directional drilling work for storm line has been completed.

Below is a time-lapse video of the last week of the construction project.  You can view previous weeks' videos on YouTube here and more progress pictures in our Photo Gallery.