Work underway at Sandspit airport

  • Nov. 8, 2013 12:00 p.m.

The Sandspit Airport and surrounding shoreline are getting a makeover with funding from the federal government, with two separate projects underway. According to documentation provided by Transport Canada, the airport foreshore erosion project is estimated to cost between $750,000 and $850,000 and the airport building envelope refurbishing is estimated to cost between $1,150,000 and $1,300,000. Shiels Contracting Limited of Sandspit won the bid to take on the erosion project, which the tender notice states involves excavating and stockpiling existing erosion barrier and rebuilding using new and reusable materials. According to the tender notice, the refurbishment of the combined services building at the airport involves removing and re-installing the air barrier, pre-formed metal cladding, furring and soffits. New windows, exterior doors and sectional metal doors are to be added. It also mentions the removal of unspecified hazardous materials. Vector Projects Group Limited of Kelowna won the bid for the refurbishment project. It is the same company that recently relocated the Queen Charlotte health clinic this year.