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London Aviation Centre is a 64,000 sq.ft.building containing offices and hangar for London Aviation Services and Sonora Resort Inc. Located near the South Terminal at YVR, London Aviation is an executive jet and helicopter charter service owned by London Drugs. The building is a pre-engineered steel structure with a 360 x 180 foot clear span hangar able to house four Boeing 737’s or a number of smaller aircraft.
The building features two 170 feet long by 45 feet high motorized hangar doors, a 160 foot wide retractable centre partition in the hangar, and a foam fire suppression system that can pump 14,000 gallons of foam into the hangar in two minutes.
LAC was built using 60% recycled materials (mainly steel and concrete sourced from the existing site & preload materials). Dewatering and well–pointing systems were installed to ensure adjacent buildings and water areas were not contaminated during construction; a cool roof system was installed to maintain heat level throughout the hangar using a reflective paint, the roof system permits a non–blinding reflection of heat; a low-energy boiler system was installed; YVR-approved landscaping requires less maintenance and watering; and low-emission paints were used for the building exterior and hangar floor.