Sudbury Airport is one of Northern Ontario’s busiest airports. As a result, a major expansion and renovation of the air terminal building was proposed, with the intent to encourage economic development in Northern Ontario.
Maple Reinders transformed the terminal into a modern, two-storey facility. To enhance the visual connection between the outdoors and the interior of the airport, the restaurant was relocated to the second floor with a view of the airstrip.
The unique elliptical hold room/screening area on the main floor has a capacity of 120 seats, and utilizes materials (such as metal, wood and terrazzo) that symbolize the history of Sudbury’s mining and timber industries.
A new baggage and conveyance system facilitates travel for passengers. The Sudbury Airport is also the first mid-size Canadian airport to install an Explosive Detection System.
Maple Reinders was selected by Higgins Development Partners to design and construct the new facility. The Thomson Terminals building is approximately 400,000 SF and is a conventional steel structure with 40’ x 40’ bay spacing.
The construction of the school took place while the existing Westbrook School (built in 1953) was in use for an entire school year. The contract included abatement and demolition of the existing school which was undertaken during the summer break.