Bermuda International Airport

Redevelopment and New Terminal

The L.F. Wade International airport is the world’s gateway to Bermuda, and the redevelopment of its existing Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) is a high priority for the small island country. Because the current terminal is prone to flooding, it is susceptible to damage from major Atlantic storms, which could seriously impact Bermuda’s vital tourism industry.

The PTB redevelopment is being undertaken as a P3 project. HH Angus is providing mechanical design, vertical transportation design, and commissioning of all systems serving the airside and the PTB. We are working with a local affiliate to deliver contract administration services during construction.

The vertical transportation scope for the project includes five new machine-room-less (MRL) traction passenger elevators and four escalators.

Some of the interesting challenges of the project include its profile as an international project on an island; adapting to local authorities having jurisdiction; resistance to hurricanes; flood mitigation; and the island’s water strategy–Bermuda requires that all rainwater be captured and re-used, and the new PTB represents the largest roof area in the country. Also, salt-laden air and accelerated corrosion require the use of non-traditional materials as compared, for example, to similar buildings in Canada.

Mechanical Engineering | Vertical Transportation | Commissioning

Size:  2,886,902 ft2 (26,820 m2) | Status: Completion 2020

Bermuda, Hamilton

Five new machine-room-less (MRL) traction passenger elevators and four escalators | Innovative mechanical design | Geothermal heat rejection for cooling plant | Mandated rainwater reuse for largest roof area in the country

Environmental Requirements Create Savings

Among the features of the engineering design, the high water table easily allows for geo-thermal heat rejection for the cooling plant. And the building code on rainwater reuse is a built-in ‘green’ feature.

— Renderings courtesy of Scott Associates Architects Inc.