Lendlease has been appointed as the stage one ECI Contractor for the Gold Coast Airport Southern Terminal Expansion project.
Lendlease will partner with owner-operator of Gold Coast Airport, Queensland Airports Limited, to provide detailed advice on the project design and delivery in preparation for the construction of the new terminal building.
The Southern Terminal expansion is an approximate 30,000 square metre building over three levels to relocate the international passenger processing facilities area from within the existing terminal.
This will free up space in the existing terminal for upgrade of the domestic passenger facilities. The project includes the design and construction of four new aerobridges, baggage handling system expansion, new government agency processing and retails areas.
In July, the federal government granted formal approval of the Gold Coast Airport’s (GCA) 2017 Airport Master Plan which provides a guide to the development of airport facilities, infrastructure and land uses.
Gold Coast Airport is the sixth busiest airport in Australia and has experienced significant domestic and international growth over the past decade.
Gold Coast Airport chief operating officer Marion Charlton said the appointment of Lendlease was an important milestone in the delivery of the southern terminal expansion project.
“This is the biggest capital expenditure project in the history of Gold Coast Airport and Lendlease’s extensive experience in the aviation infrastructure sector puts them in a great position to take on the role of managing contractor,” Charlton said.
“We are in the process of major civil works to expand our apron capacity, so this appointment is a significant next step in the delivery of the building component of the project.”
Stage one planning has now commenced and is due for completion mid-2018 with construction due for completion in early 2020.