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Mississauga Transit Campus Expansion

Project Overview

The City of Mississauga enlisted PCL for the 250,000-square-foot expansion of the transit maintenance and operations facilities within the bus campus. This involved the phased demolition of four existing buildings, and then the construction of a new body shop, bus storage garage, and bus repair garage. Renovations took place in the existing storage garage, repair garage, and transit operations building. An interior fit-out of the campus comprised 30,000 square feet, which included the lobby, open work stations, offices, conference rooms, training rooms, locker rooms, and cafeteria facilities. New AV systems and communications infrastructure were also installed. The project incorporated several LEED compliance features, of particular note is the landscaping of two vegetated roofs that both absorb pollutants and lower air conditioning costs.

The original design called for the shutdown of the garage during mechanical equipment installations. This is because the City planned for the foundation of intrusive columns that would have hindered the day-to-day operations of the facility and slowed down construction. PCL proposed an alternative course of action whereby structural steel transfers were used to install the equipment instead. This allowed for the continued operations of the facility, taking less time to install, and consequently saved the City $1 million in additional costs.

The expansion improved the value of the bus facility and provided space for an additional 120 buses, which in turn enhanced the quality of transportation service in the surrounding municipality.

DETAILS

CLIENT:
City of Mississauga
PROJECT LOCATION:
Mississauga, ON
PCL OFFICE:
Toronto – Buildings & Civil Construction
COMPANY:
PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
SECTOR:
Buildings
MARKET:
Transit Infrastructure
DELIVERY METHOD:
Construction Management