Commercial Broadway Station

Angus Lighting was engaged to provide lighting design for the new station platform at Translink's busiest station.

The Commercial Broadway Station connects the elevated Expo Line, the Millennium Line, and the 99B Rapid Busway, handling an estimated 200,000 SkyTrain and bus passengers daily.

Concourse level lighting was installed on open, angled overhead trusses and provides indirect light to prevent glare and to deliver a soft, uniform and safe environment for passengers. The station area located on the level directly below the new platform saw an LED retrofit to suit that environment.

Some of the platform stairways feature lit handrails as an architectural element to provide proper illumination of the stair treads. Lighting for the stairs and escalators was positioned for ease of maintenance, with the goal of avoiding having to install scaffolding whenever maintenance work was required for the lights.  

The new platform allows for passenger boarding from both sides of the train, a development that relieves congestion at this transit hub.

Lighting Design

Translink's busiest station, with over 20,000 passengers daily | Station connects 2 transit lines and a busway |  Status: Completed 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia

LED luminaires Dedicated platform edge lighting | Lit handrails | Concourse lighting installed on open trusses

Platform of Commercial Broadway Station


Designing for Safety

The new lighting consists of all LED luminaires, including dedicated platform edge lighting, with special optics to focus passenger attention clearly on the platform edge for enhanced safety.

Architecture and lighting

To illuminate the rest of the platform, the architectural steel ‘trees’ housed all the luminaires, and provided both provide direct and indirect lighting. 

Platform of Commercial Broadway Station
People waiting at the Platform of Commercial Broadway Station
People waiting at the Platform of Commercial Broadway Station
People waiting at the Platform of Commercial Broadway Station

All images courtesy of AECOM

Interior Health Authority  

Royal Inland Hospital Patient Care Tower

The new Patient Care Tower (PCT) being constructed on the campus of the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC will include 13 operating suites and patient floors for mental health and medical/surgical beds, perinatal centre, labour and delivery rooms, and neonatal intensive care unit.

At 290,625 ft2 (gross floor area) of clinical, administrative and support spaces, the new PCT is as a nine-storey building with rooftop helipad and two levels of underground parking, plus new surface parking.  Occupancy is anticipated for 2022.

HH Angus is providing mechanical electrical consulting engineering services, with design targeting LEED Gold certification. The DBFM project be in two phases: Phase 1 is the design and construction of the PCT; Phase 2, slated for 2024, will see extensive renovation and expansion to the existing emergency department, pediatrics, post-anaesthetic recovery and morgue.

The mechanical design for the tower includes energy efficient heating and cooling systems with a variety of heat recovery features. The ventilation design includes redundant capability, outbreak control as well as future flexibility.

New electrical services include 25kV transformers powering the campus in its entirety. New generators will provide redundancy and resiliency to the patient care tower.

Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Lighting Design 

Size: 290,625 ft2 | Status: Completion 2022

Kamloops, British Columbia

Initiating P3 9-storey patient care tower |Helipad | Energy efficient heating and cooling | Heat recovery | Persuing LEED Gold 

Integrated new and old

Integration with the existing hospital systems is a significant challenge and requires numerous connections.

Best in Class

The Royal Inland Hospital Project was awarded 2018 North American Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year, recognizing it as a ‘best in class’ transaction in the international and energy sectors.

Site fly through video:

Courtesy of Interior Health Authority and EllisDon

Images courtesy of EllisDon and Kasian Architecture

Fraser Health Authority

Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment

The Royal Columbian Hospital is the oldest hospital in the province of B.C. and one of the busiest in the Fraser Health Authority. Royal Columbian provides expert care to the province's most seriously ill or injured. It is the only hospital in B.C. that caters to trauma, cardiac care, neurosurgery, high-risk, obstetrics, neonatal intensive care, and acute mental health care all on one site.

HH Angus and Associates is serving as the Planning, Implementation and Closeout Consultant for the Fraser Health Authority’s large, multi-phase redevelopment for Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) in New Westminster, BC. 

RCH is British Columbia’s oldest hospital, and one of only two adult trauma centres in the Lower Mainland. The plan, rolling out in three proposed phases over a decade, will see a major expansion of the acute care campus, with upgrades to critical infrastructure.

Phase 1 included a number of projects to help prepare the hospital’s infrastructure for future expansion. These were a new energy centre; a five-storey, 75-bed mental health and substance abuse facility; underground parking for 450 cars; and a regional data centre which will serve all Fraser Health sites, including 12 hospitals and a large group of community healthcare centres serving a population of 1.6 million.

Phase 1 design challenges included the site itself, which is a steeply sloped, truncated triangle constrained on four sides by roadways. Working closely with CannonDesign, we developed an Indicative Design to ensure the site would work for a mental health building while accommodating the energy centre.

Other challenges included complex scheduling issues to maintain reliable services to the site as the new Energy Centre replaced the old one, and the design of a new, large heating, cooling and electrical plant to serve the current and future RCH campus. HH Angus engineers drew on their deep experience in delivering large healthcare projects to project the future heating, cooling and electrical demands on the Energy Centre that would support the long-term needs of RCH for buildings not yet designed.

Phase 2’s new Acute Care Tower will house a number of services, including emergency, surgery, intensive care and inpatient rooms. Expansion and renovations to the existing buildings will follow in Phase 3.  New buildings will be designed to LEED Gold green building standards, and incorporate BC wood, as part of Fraser Health's and the Province's commitment to sustainability.

Image courtesy of CannonDesign.

Mechanical Compliance Engineering | Electrical Compliance Engineering | Vertical Transportaion  Compliance

Status: Phase 1 – work is finished, Phase 2 – ongoing | Buildings being designed to LEED Gold

New Westminister, BC

Planning, Implementation and Closeout Consultant | Phase 1 includes a number of projects to help prepare hospital infrastructure for future expansion | Phase 2 Acute Care Tower

Fraser Health Authority

Lions Gate Hospital

The power plant on the Lion's Gate Hospital (LGH) campus was originally built in 1961 and had to be replaced since it was outdated. The new power plant will contain all new equipment for the steam and hot water generation, along with all the major mechanical, electrical, medical gas, water and other systems for the LGH campus.

HH Angus is replacing the existing power plant at Lions Gate Hospital with a new installation in an underground location. The existing steam-only power plant did not meet seismic requirements and was quite dated. The current project includes boilers, medical gas, plumbing and electrical equipment, as well as the routing of services through an existing tunnel system. This project will support the construction of the future Acute Care Facility to be built at the site.

The design provides a buried plant that is a hybrid of hot water and steam boilers; this design aids in reducing both energy and greenhouse gas emissions. The innovative design recovers heat from the power plant via a heat pump system and reject heat back into the reheat systems. An architectural feature boiler stack was also included in the design.

The original RFP required relocation of the bulk O2 system and, after a number of design iterations, the conclusion was to instead provide an Oxygen Concentrator system.

Implementation of Fraser Health Authority’S BIM standards was required for the project. This is the first time these standards were applied at HH Angus and the work helped to develop a baseline for future FHA projects.

Among the challenges of the project:

– With limited knowledge of the existing site, it was necessary to obtain all background information within a short time frame through access to existing drawings (dating back to 1960s) and performing multiple site reviews.

– To provide the best solution, HH Angus explored multiple options, above and beyond the  requirements of the original RFP and, although the timeline for completion of design and implementation of new BIM standards was aggressive, all deliverables were met on time.

– When key members at the Hospital’s FMO team changed, the design was reintroduced multiple times, along with additional background information. In the end, our design was proven and accepted.

3D Views 

Our 3D matterport scanner proved to be a great advantage for site reviews. The design team in Toronto was able to minutely reference the detailed 3D scan produced by our inhouse team and equipment.


Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering | IMIT Consultant

Status: Completion 2020 | 3D Matterport modeling | Architectural feature stack | Oxygen concentrators | FHA BIM

Vancouver, British Columbia

KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS                                Replace power plant in underground location | Hybrid hot water/steam boilers | Heat recovery system | Architectural feature boiler stack | Enhance seismic resistance | FHA BIM standards applied to help develop future FHA projects

Images courtesy of Dialog

Northern Health Authority

Fort St. John Hospital & Peace Villa

HH Angus participated in the integrated and sustainable design process, assessing several different mechanical concepts focusing on heat recovery, improved space air distribution and high-efficiency equipment. Considering the climate, extensive consideration was given to balancing the use of 100% outdoor air systems with total enthalpy heat recovery wheels, with the need to reduce energy consumption.

Mechanical and electrical engineering for this new build acute care community hospital included related services such as laundry and food services, and a replacement residential care facility. The hospital provides 58 inpatient beds with full diagnostic and treatment facilities, three operating rooms, endoscopy suite, and 124 residential care beds. Part of our scope, via our affiliate ACML, was to provide the hard Facilities Management for this project.

The project has been certified LEED® Gold and includes specific energy saving elements as a key component of the design. We worked extensively with all other design team members to meet aggressive energy consumption targets without increasing capital costs.

Also notable was the design and construction of the complex and high-efficiency heating plant featuring a series of condensing hot water boilers piped in a cascading temperature arrangement. The focus was on delivering a well-sealed and insulated building to reduce building envelope energy losses and allow the heating boilers to run at peak energy efficiency. This will provide the client with long-term energy savings, as heating costs have traditionally been very high.

The specification of the pad-mounted generator enclosures saved both time and money. Unconventionally, the generators were pre-fabricated and installed in sound-attenuated enclosures before being shipped to site. This allowed for quick ‘plug and play’ installation when these units arrived on site.

Lighting strategies were crucial, with a target of 30% energy reduction below ASHRAE standards while still meeting CSA light level requirements. Implementation of an extensive low voltage lighting control system further reduced energy consumption.

Vertical transportation elements included three passenger elevators and six service elevators.

For the IMIT scope, the Angus Connect team designed a new wired/wireless system, network and infrastructure to help improve workflow with the introduction of RFID tagging to help with inventory and distribution, as well as laying a robust foundation for a future Real Time Location System. Additional major systems included telephone, nurse call, public address, patient entertainment, intercoms, video conferencing and patient monitoring. Our team also planned for and added the infrastructure for the new digital modalities and connection to a centralized PACs system, which improved diagnosing and reporting, and facilitated consultations between staff members.


Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering | IMIT and Security Consulting | Vertical Transportation | Lighting Design

Size: 330,000 ft2 | Status: Completed 2012

Fort St. John, British Columbia

REVIT MEP provided design and documentation | Centralized UPS | Integrated communications systems platform for all building operations and healthcare applications | LEED® Gold Certified

Respecting Indigenous ceremonies

The two spiritual rooms were designed to accommodate Sweet Grass and Smudging ceremonies, with dedicated exhaust to extract smoke and odours generated from the ceremonies.

— Image courtesy of Fort St. John Hospital Foundation