Ledcor building Bombardier’s $510 million Global Manufacturing Centre at Pearson Airport

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

Construction has started at Bombadier’s new $510 million Global Manufacturing Centre at Pearson International Airport, DataBid.com reports.

The 770,000 sq. ft. structure is expected to enhance operations to build the company’s global business jets, including the industry flagship Global 7500 aircraft. Work scheduled to be completed in 2023.

Contractor Ledcor will be working with the design team to achieve Bombardier’s sustainability and energy efficiency targets.

DataBid reports that some of the building’s environmentally-responsible features include:

  • Reducing energy consumption by nearly 60 per cent
  • Focusing on natural and efficient lighting
  • Using newer heating methods to lower greenhouse gas emissions by more than half

“The last two years have had a crippling effect on the aerospace industry, with economic activity down about 20 per cent overall,” Unifor national president Jerry Dias said in a statement.

“Today really is about establishing a framework for a bright future for the aerospace industry here in the province of Ontario. The new production facility will help secure advanced manufacturing jobs for the long term and will be a proud new home for highly-skilled Bombardier workers for generations to come.”

The Toronto Star says the structure at 1890 Alstep Dr. will replace the current Global Manufacturing Centre at Downsview Airport, which was built in the 1960s.

The building includes:

  • More electric vehicles for onsite transportation
  • Three Sustainable Aviation Fuel tanks for departing aircraft
  • Modifications implemented in processing shop workflow to reduce water consumption in the manufacturing process

See DataBid Blog: Bombardier Building 1 Million SF Facility in Mississauga

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