Located in Mission, British Columbia, the Best Western Plus Mission City Lodge has recently undergone an expansion to support the city’s goal of increasing the current capacity for tourism. This four-storey addition to the existing hotel contains forty rooms, adding roughly 22,511 square feet of space to the facility. With an accessible central location on the Lougheed Highway, the hotel is close to many major cities and amenities in Mission, including shopping, restaurants, and outdoor destinations, such as the Fraser River.
Williams Engineering (WE) provided the mechanical and electrical designs for this project. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning distribution was designed to comply with ASHRAE 90.1 requirements. Guest rooms are ventilated with HRVs and heated and cooled by thru-the-wall PTACS. The corridor ventilation systems pressurize the corridors at each level with tempered outdoor air provided by the central rooftop gas-fired makeup air unit. Domestic hot water is distributed from new hot water tanks for the new addition and includes a recirculation system. WE’s electrical engineering consulting services included calculating power requirements for the additional equipment and coordinating designs with the existing hydro service provider. Modifications to the power distribution system were required to suit the new lighting system and new space layout. Life safety and communications systems were also included in the electrical design.
The Best Western Plus is currently the only hotel in Mission; this expansion provides the city the opportunity to promote itself as more than just a day trip destination. With extra rooms, the city looks forward to welcoming larger groups of guests, which will help boost the local economy.