Video: ‘Taking Off’ Highlights New Terminal Roof

January 31, 2019

Skyport has released the latest episode of ‘Taking Off’, a video series with host Mikaela Pearman that highlights the airport redevelopment project, with this episode highlighting the roof of the new passenger terminal building.

Speaking in the episode, Mikaela Pearman said, “A major part of the new passenger terminal building at the LF Wade International Airport has been completed – the roof!

“We celebrated with a traditional Bermudian roof wetting ceremony, pouring [and sipping for some] Gosling’s Black Seal Rum to mark the occasion.

“Leaders from the Government, Skyport, Aecon, the Airport Authority and the Canadian Commercial Corporation all attended, joining our skilled tradesmen who work on the site, to celebrate the milestone.

“The roof itself is spectacular. It is more than two hundred thousand square feet and made from thermoplastic polyolefin, which meets Bermuda’s health code standards for roofing material.

“And it will catch rain water as well. No, it’s not a traditional Bermuda roof, but it was built with that same unique, sustainability feature in mind, as it slopes to a large collection gutter running along the central spine of the building.

“In addition to finalizing construction of the roof, the entire building is now 50 percent complete, so things are moving quickly!

“The new passenger terminal building is due for completion in the summer of 2020 and I’ll be sure to come back soon with more updates.”

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  1. vote no more says:

    Our travelling Premier should be proud of his new airport:)

    • 30 years of lost revenue for a maple leaf.

      • Starting Point says:

        Then you wont mind when we name it the OBA – One Bermuda Airport.

        Also the international community would be happy if you refused to ever use the airport..

      • Trump suppprter says:

        Still be paid off before our national debt.

  2. ConcernedBermudian says:

    can you please build a dock for boats to pick up and drop off at the airport? Mindblowing that you got water access but no dock. come on peoples.

    • Micro says:

      A big oversight when the OBA made their plans. The temporary dock was used heavily the few weeks it was there. There is a dock on the Castle Harbour side near the dump, it was used occasionally before getting wrecked by hurricanes. Of course access is limited to smaller boats that can pass under the bridge.

      Even bigger oversight they didn’t think of doing anything with the causeway either.

      • sandgrownan says:

        I thought a dock was in the plan?

        • PBanks says:

          With that new location, is it even feasible with the water pretty shallow there? Or would you have to provide a shuttle service to a dock on the Castle Harbour side…

  3. Pondering says:

    so a huge flat roof. where are the solar panels?

    • 2 Bermudas says:

      At ‘The Finger’.

      • Ya, de middle finger


        • Come Correct says:

          I’m sayin’ though, what about those increased taxes?

          Your dumb a$$ is worried about an airport that hardly ever turned a profit.


          • We are paying $30 Million for 30 years in lost revenue just to walk through to get on a plane. We are gonna spend less time in de airport then we do on our flight to our destinations.

            • Double S says:

              How do you feel about paying $30mn a year for 30 years for a hospital wing (ie not even a new hospital)?

    • Micro says:

      Same thought, with the amount of roof, could probably produce enough to power the entire building and have excess to sell.

    • PBanks says:

      Wonder if panels there could be a safety hazard with reflected light?

  4. Ace Boy says:

    Where’s de solar panels

  5. Triangle Drifter says:

    Is there a VIP departure & entry point? Make sure that high use carpet is put down in that area.

    • 30 years of lost revenue to line de pockets of de Maple Leaf

      • Come Correct says:

        A whole $60m.. where’s the $800m?

        • Scientist says:

          Find a creditable leader for the oba/UBP and we’ll show you. Stop using puppets that got sacked last time as leader. He’s not going to win the next election. With all the brain power you and the clowns claim is in the oba/UBP Craig is the best that can represent you LOLOLOLOLOLOl.

          Dunkely must be milking his cows in his farm thinking how could Craig be leader over me and Sleeping Jean.

          Now go enjoy Black History Month at a local restaurant.

  6. Remember they snuck in 5 oclock in de morning and raced to have this contract signed, most off them didnt know what was in de contract, just make sure we have bathrooms.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      And the new (short on space and beds) hospital ‘wing’ deal is …? In all of its redacted splendor LMAO