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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.

The focus for the past four weeks saw significant progress in the structural steel framing and roof deck installations.  The following is a summary of the key milestones for January 2019:  

  • The main concrete structural work has been completed and the concrete crew has demobilized.
  • The steel roof deck is complete.
  • Main Phase 1 of the structural steel structure is complete.
  • Roofing installations have begun.
  • The steel stud framing for the basement is complete.
  • Mechanical and electrical rough-ins for the basement is complete.
  • HVAC ductwork and sprinkler piping installations are underway for the main floor ceiling areas.
  • Steel stud installation is underway for the main floor.
  • Electrical rough-ins have started for the main floor.
  • Curtainwall mullions are currently being installed.

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.