City of Mississauga

Burnhamthorpe Community Centre Renovation and Expansion

The Community Centre features a state-of-the-art aquatic centre as well as an equipment-based fitness centre. The new 31,990 ft2 wing is the first project designed and built to the City’s corporate Green Building standard. This standard requires that all major renovation projects for city buildings meet LEED Silver requirements.

HH Angus played a key role in this project, providing mechanical and electrical engineering services, as well as security, IMIT, lighting, AV, and plumbing design. The addition includes a new 25-metre, 6-lane pool, therapeutic pool, fitness centre, and common areas, for a total of 43,000 ft2 of added amenities.

Renovations to the existing community centre encompass improvements across 65,000 ft2, repurposing and relocating multi-purpose program spaces, gymnasium, indoor arena, and upgrading facilities to meet accessibility and green development standards. Despite challenges posed in connecting to the existing building, the addition was situated on the northeast corner, utilizing space from the adjacent park.

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SERVICES
Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Plumbing Design | Lighting Design | Audio-Visual Design | Security Design | IMIT Design


PROJECT FEATURES
Green facility design to LEED Silver standard | State-of-the-art aquatic centre | Equipment-based fitness centre


LOCATION 
Mississauga, Ontario


 

All images courtesy of CS&P Architects

WPP

Toronto Waterfront Campus

WPP Group's building is part of the largest urban revitalization project in North America, bringing together new businesses, restaurants, and transport connections.

Work Design Magazine March 28, 2023

This cutting-edge project on Toronto’s downtown waterfront represents an evolution in commercial office development and reinvents how employees work together in Toronto’s rapidly evolving creative and technology sectors. The new space merges a large number of WPP’s operating companies and 2,000 employees into the top seven floors of the Waterfront Innovation Centre at the city’s iconic ‘Sugar Beach’.  HH Angus provided engineering consulting services for this 250,000 ft2 tenant fitout project. WPP is the anchor tenant for the Waterfront Innovation Centre.

The fitout included raised floors for underfloor HVAC systems and is targeting LEED Platinum certification. On each floor, the design features a café, hub and IT equipment room, with one single Main Communications Room.

The 8th floor has a custom production area with very specific acoustic requirements. Our mechanical team worked closely with the acoustical consultant to provide a design that meets the strict acoustic requirements for  video and audio production and recording. This was achieved through careful placement of fan-powered boxes equipped with silencers. The production area includes multimedia studios, photo studios and a print lab. Lighting control for these rooms is enhanced with tunable lighting, allowing users to adjust the colour temperature in real time.

The 10th floor is the client-facing floor and includes meeting rooms with fully-integrated AV, smart lighting control, open ceiling design concept (industrial design), a large point-of-sale catering kitchen with back of house facilities and an outdoor terrace.

Our communications team designed several interconnecting fibre risers to provide the client with the most cost effective solution and full redundancy to meet their current and future needs, and to ensure the system will continue to operate in the event of external critical failures.

SERVICES
Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Communications Design


PROJECT FEATURES
250,000 ft2 colocation project unifying 28 different companies | Seven-floor fitout | Status: Completed 2022


LOCATION 
Toronto, Ontario


KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
WELL design principles | Pressurized raised floor systems with underfloor HVAC systems | Rigorous acoustic requirements for audio and video recording | Redundant interconnecting communications fibre risers to ensure system will operate in the event of external critical failures


Interior of WPP building
Interior Cafe of WPP building

Porter Aviation Holdings 

Montréal Saint-Hubert Airport Terminal

Porter Aviation Holdings Inc., in partnership with Montréal Saint-Hubert Airport, is developing a new zero carbon terminal to serve 4 million+ passengers annually.

Terminal construction begins mid-2023, with completion scheduled for late 2024. The terminal is being designed by Scott Associates Architects Inc., with HH Angus providing mechanical and electrical engineering services for the 20,000 m2 (225,000 ft2) terminal building (YHU). All systems will be designed to fully operate on electric power.

Features of the new facility include:

  • Modern design aesthetic, featuring natural light and high-quality materials
  • 21,000 m2 (225,000 ft2)
  • 9 bridged aircraft gates
  • Lounge-style seating for all passengers
  • Food and beverage concessions, and retail vendors
  • A net-zero facility with all building systems to fully operate on electric power
  • State-of-the-art passenger and baggage processing, and security installations

Porter will continue expanding its existing operations at the Trudeau Airport (YUL) in Montréal, while introducing a Canada-wide network at the YHU airport. The airline intends to connect YHU with both of its Toronto hubs - Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). The new terminal will also be open to other airlines.

The YHU terminal development is modeled after the successful revitalization of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport that Porter has been a part of since 2006. After decades of declining passenger service at the island airport, Porter's commitment to YTZ was the catalyst for route developments and infrastructure investments that led to the airport serving nearly three million passengers annually, across more than 20 routes and producing $3 billion in annual economic impact. The YHU terminal will also provide faster passenger processing, resulting in travel time savings.

HH Angus is also working with Scott Associates Architects on Porter Aviation's two new massive aircraft hangars at the Ottawa Airport. Phase 1 was completed in late 2023 and Phase 2 is scheduled for completion in early 2024.  They are part of a series of projects to revitalize the Ottawa Airport so that it can accommodate increased air travel demand in the National Capital Region. We were also involved with the original revitalization of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, as well as its further expansion in 2014, and have been working with Porter Aviation since its inception. 

To read the full press release, click the link below: Porter developing modern passenger terminal at convenient Montréal Saint-Hubert Airport and launching new air service (newswire.ca)

SERVICES
Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering


PROJECT FEATURES
Zero carbon airport terminal | 9 bridged gates | Status: Ongoing


LOCATION 
Montréal/Saint-Hubert, Quebec


KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
225,000 ft2 | All systems designed to fully operate on electric power 


Image courtesy of Scott Associates Architects

Porter Aviation Holdings 

Ottawa Airport Hangars

Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. has built two massive aircraft hangars at the Ottawa International Airport. At 150,000+ square feet and $65 million, the project was designed by Scott Associates Architects. PCL served as construction manager together with Span Construction & Engineering. HH Angus provided mechanical and electrical engineering to the project, as well as ICAT and security design.

The Porter hangars were constructed in two phases - the first was completed in late 2023, and the second in 2024 Q1. The complex is part of a series of projects to revitalize the Ottawa Airport to accommodate increased air travel demand in the National Capital Region, and will serve as a primary maintenance base, with 200 local hires, including 160 aircraft maintenance engineers, shop technicians and administrative support staff.

The hangars span approximately 86 metres, and house up to eight aircraft, along with various repair and parts modification shops.

One of the project’s key design criteria was to exceed current energy efficiency standards, in line with the airport’s commitment to net-zero operations by 2040 or sooner.  The hangars were designed with sustainability in mind; for example, some of the important features include:

  • A predominantly electric fleet of vehicles for towing and servicing aircraft, as well as ground support
  • Design criteria exceeding current energy efficiency standards
  • Constructed with approximately 35% recycled steel that can be recycled at the facility’s end of life
  • Constructed from materials with 28% lower embodied carbon than conventional tilt-up assemblies
  • City fire hydrant system is fully supplemented by an onsite underground water storage tank capturing approximately 1.2 million litres of excess rain/stormwater to avoid overstressing existing city mains.

HH Angus is also working with Scott Associates Architects on Porter Aviation's Saint-Hubert Airport Terminal project, a new zero-carbon terminal that will serve an estimated four million passengers annually. We were also involved with the original revitalization of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport that was completed in 2011, as well as its further expansion in 2014, and have been working with Porter Aviation since its inception.  

Click here for a one-minute video of the hangar topping off.

SERVICES
Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering | ICAT Design | Security Design


PROJECT FEATURES
Status: Completed 2024


LOCATION 
Ottawa, Ontario


KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
150,000+ square feet | Energy efficient design | Rain water capture system supplements city onsite fire hydrants


Image and video courtesy of Porter Airlines.

Oakridge Centre

Redevelopment

Vancouver's Oakridge Centre is a visionary mixed-use redevelopment of approximately 4.3 million square feet, plus residential areas. The work will be completed in two phases and will encompass a vibrant mix of retail, office, residential, cultural, and civic spaces, along with a landscaped rooftop park.

HH Angus provided fire protection Engineer of Record design services for approximately 2.5 million ft2 of the retail, parkade and service areas, as well as peer review of the central plant engineering.

An interesting aspect of our project scope is the multiple water parcels and phasing, which meant needing to design each section with expansion in mind. Our project design work is being completed entirely in Revit, with a program called Autosprink that allows us to place the sprinkler heads and then connect them to provide highly-detailed hydraulic calculations. This involves laying out heads, branches and mains, and performing all calculations to present for sprinkler permits. The design also includes multiple fire pumps and a back-up cistern to store water on-site for use in the event of waterflow emergency.

The project requires a strong focus on effective communication. Our team's seamless collaboration with multiple partners and consultants through open and inclusive communication channels encouraged the flow of information and ideas, fostering creative problem-solving and innovative solutions. These often required coming up with alternative code-compliant solutions.

Despite only joining the project during design development, we successfully applied cutting-edge software and project management techniques to deliver our assigned scope within the designated time frame. As a result, we have been awarded additional project scope and the opportunity to further contribute to the overall success of the project.

SERVICES
Fire Protection, Phase 1A & B | District energy plant peer review


PROJECT FEATURES
2,600 residences | Office space for 3,000 workers across multiple towers | 2.5 million ft2 of retail, parkade and service areas | Status: Completion estimated for 2027


LOCATION 
Vancouver, British Columbia


KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
Our team's close collaboration with multiple partners and consultants through open and inclusive communication channels encouraged productive flow of information and ideas, fostering creative problem-solving and innovative solutions


Photos courtesy of Adamson Associates Architects.

Efficient resource allocation

Given the vast scale of the project, it has been important to identify critical resource needs and to optimize their deployment in order to avoid bottlenecks.