Peel Regional Police  

Headquarters Renovation

The renovation project customized this building for policing and admin functions. Originally, the building had been designed for pharmaceutical research labs and support spaces. 

HH Angus was engaged to provide M&E and IMIT consulting engineering for the partial renovation of this existing Peel Regional Police facility. The building has a gross area of ~ 91,000 ft2, with the renovated area totaling ~ 70,000 ft2.

The project involved replacing two boilers and heat pumps, along with the installation of a new make-up air unit on the roof. These service the entire building’s hydronic heating, while the new make-up air unit serves the basement area. As well, part of the contract was to upgrade mechanical systems to suit new load, due to changes in office floor layout and function.

Among the challenges of the project was the requirement for multiple site surveys in order to confirm the existing equipment on site. The project was also completed under a very aggressive schedule in order to meet the targeted occupancy date.

SERVICES
Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Lighting Design | IMIT Consulting


PROJECT FEATURES
Renovated space size: 70,000 ft2 | Status: Completed 2019


LOCATION 
Peel Region, GTA, Ontario


KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
Extensive mechanical upgrades and replacements | Multiple site surveys to overcome lack of as-built drawings | Fast-track schedule


Exterior of Peel Regional Police Headquarters
Exterior of Peel Regional Police Headquarters

Images courtesy of CS&P Architects Inc.

TD Bank Group 

TD5 ETS CSTS Tenant Fitout

Our team worked with existing structural interferences (extensive/deep structural beams with limited openings) to identify routing for new M&E infrastructure. We also engaged in multi-discipline coordination and planning on site with contractors to find pathways/alternative methods to meet the demands of the project.

HH Angus was engaged to design a full floor fitout in Tower 5 of Toronto’s iconic TD Centre. Our scope included mechanical, electrical and lighting design services. The fitout design and construction established a new floor standard for TD Bank spaces going forward.

Our electrical scope included power distribution; open ceiling café lighting design to meet both the client’s design choices and base building standards; integration of an all-new wireless lighting control system, including occupancy, daylight, and custom dimming control; life safety systems; and infrastructure for AV & security systems.

The mechanical work consisted of a new HVAC layout to accommodate the new reflected ceiling plan design, which included the open ceiling café design, supplemental cooling systems, plumbing services, and sprinkler modifications to suit the floor layout.

Among the challenges of the project were some structural limitations. Coring restrictions necessitated a power re-design to eliminate floor monuments with cores. 

SERVICES
Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Lighting Design


PROJECT FEATURES
Status: Completed 2019 | Fitout represented a new floor standard for TD Bank | Existing space demolished to floor plate | Structural interferences required creative solutions for routing of services


LOCATION 
Toronto, Ontario


KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
New HVAC layout | New lighting and control system


Interior of TD5 ETS CSTS Tenant Fitout
Interior of TD5 ETS CSTS Tenant Fitout

Images courtesy of HOK

Translink

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.

SERVICES
Lighting Design


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


LOCATION 
Vancouver, British Columbia


KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
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

Toronto Public Library 

Wychwood Branch

The Wychwood Library is one of Toronto's oldest libraries, built in 1915/16 and listed among Toronto's designated Heritage Properties.  The work now underway is required to support delivery of current and future services.

HH Angus is engaged as the mechanical and electrical engineering consultant for the renovation and expansion of the Wychwood Branch of the Toronto Public Library. Following a feasibility study that identified the desired expansion was possible, the facility is expanding from 6,381 ft2 to 15,000 ft2, with mechanical and electrical systems being replaced throughout the facility, including new incoming electrical and communication services.

The project includes interior and exterior renovations to building structure, mechanical and electrical systems and a complete redesign of the floor space. Necessary facility upgrades include replacing flooring, millwork, furniture, elevator and heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC) systems and equipment, building systems, and building envelope repairs.

The redesign of this heritage facility will create room for approximately 2000 ft2 of seniors’ space and innovative space for youth, both of which are needed in the community.

SERVICES
Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Lighting Design


PROJECT FEATURES
Heritage building | Green roof on expansion


LOCATION 
Toronto, Ontario


KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
Interior and exterior renovation | 2-storey expansion | Mechanical and electrical systems replaced throughout | New incoming electrical and communication services


Interior of Toronto Public Library, Wychwood Branch

Celebrating heritage

Key features of the original building were maintained and highlighted through the lighting design, which emphasized the brick exterior and vaulted ceilings in the Great Hall.

Image credits: Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd.

St. Michael's Hospital

Walter and Maria Schroeder Brain and Heart Centre

“The catheterization lab's capacity is unparalleled and will enable us to make use of state-of-the-art equipment to care for our patients.” 

Kim Boswell, Clinical Leader Manager 
Cardiac Catheterization Labs and Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, SMH

With the Walter and Maria Schroeder Brain & Heart Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital is creating a hub to bring together the world’s best brain and heart specialists, a group of multi-disciplinary experts in engineering and the clinical neurosciences, to develop new therapies for brain-related disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, Lou Gehrig disease (ALS) and Parkinson’s. The new centre will enable patients to be diagnosed, tested and treated in a seamless approach in a single location.

The new catheterization lab, where diagnostic imaging procedures take place to diagnose and treat cardiac issues, is now the largest of its kind inside St. Michael’s, expanding by almost a third of its previous size. The new robotic C-arm will set new benchmarks for precision during various diagnostic imaging procedures.

HH Angus was engaged to provide mechanical and engineering services; lighting design; IT, security, audio visual and communications consulting; and commissioning. Our project scope covered the renovation of an existing Cath Lab, along with associated equipment and control rooms, in order to accommodate a larger footprint and new state-of-the-art medical and imaging equipment.

The project design was future proofed with the expanded Cath lab providing increased capacity for cardiac procedures, thanks to a requirement to design the procedure area to be flexible enough for use as an Operating Room in future. It also includes state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities, with live data streams displayed on electronic screens throughout the room. Future capabilities include extensive video and audio feeds from within the room, as well as the ability to videoconference and live-stream procedures to locations both within and outside St. Michael’s. This will facilitate education, research and external consults.

Upgrades included: medical gas system and alarm replacement, including the installation of an articulated service boom; eventual conversion from passive to active scavenging system; ventilation system; and two new neuro interventional bi-plane suites, enabling image-guided and minimally-invasive procedures.

Challenges met by our project team include:

  1. Designing the space to meet a Hybrid OR environment, including supplying 20 air changes per hour above the patient care area with limited ceiling space
  2. Creating flexible ventilation design to allow future connection to a new air handling system, without causing major shutdowns to or rework of the existing space
  3. As a partial solution to #1, installing a combined lighting and air supply product (EH Price Ultrasuite), which had not yet been implemented anywhere in Canada, and ensuring all local code requirements were met.
  4. Coordinating the complex video requirements of multiple specialized medical systems in order to route diagnostic-quality video and audio feeds appropriately.

Read about other projects at St. Michael’s Hospital

Barlo MS Centre
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Photo courtesy of Unity Health

SERVICES
Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Lighting Design | Security | Communications | Audio Visual | IMIT | Commissioning


PROJECT FEATURES
Status: Completion 2020 | Future-proofed design with flexibility to permit re-purposing of procedure area


LOCATION 
Toronto, Ontario


KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
Cardiac catheterization lab | Hybrid OR environment