Keeping passengers happy and moving forward.
GEC is currently completing a comprehensive modernization and renovation of the Lethbridge Airport (YQL). Included in this transformative project is the design and construction of an entirely new Hold Bag Screening system (HBS) and a new check-in hall, including take-away belts, millwork, airline offices, and ticketing kiosks. The modernization of the airport is designed to meet the immediate needs of Lethbridge citizens and regional visitors while allowing for, and promoting, growth. As almost all passengers will be originating at YQL, our solution was a bespoke experience for all guests, where the PAX experience is comforting and welcoming to travelers departing and arriving; where flying from Lethbridge means getting to the airport early so you can enjoy pre-flight amenities in the hold room and unwind before you catch your flight, and where arriving in the baggage hall is like coming home.
As part of the scoping and pre-design phases of the project, our team undertook a detailed building assessment, and engaged with affected stakeholders to determine the extent of work that was required to completely modernize the entire facility, and fit within the first capital budget expenditure for the airport. We designed this process specifically to blend the needs of the airport with the capital funds available while developing construction phasing and decanting plans that would have the minimum impact on tenants, airlines, YQL operations, and the travelling public. GEC worked very closely with the City and the airport operators to select project phasing that would best balance the needs of City Administration, operational needs, and the customer experience.