Meinhardt Part of Winning Laing O’Rourke Team for Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal Expansion
Meinhardt has been confirmed as part of Laing O’Rourke’s team to deliver the circa $70m Northern Concourse Expansion at Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal.
[image: Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal: Initial concept design]
The expansion is a direct result of significant growth in international flights and is required to meet the forecast increase in demand.
The project scope includes upgraded aircraft parking bays, new aerobridges and links to suit a range of aircraft types up to A380, an expanded multilevel terminal concourse with new boarding zones, all consistent with long term master planning.
Meinhardt has been appointed for the following services:
- Specialist lighting
- ICT/security/AV/airport systems
- Fire (wet and dry)
- Airside planning
The project, which will be designed by architects Woods Bagot, is due for completion in early 2018.
On completion the works will deliver:
- The capacity for airlines to increase scheduled services
- More efficiency for both arriving and departing aircraft
- More boarding capacity for airlines
- Faster boarding time for passengers
- Extra space for aircraft layover parking
- More business opportunities for existing users of the International Terminal Building
Meinhardt is a leading player in aviation infrastructure engineering, with an impressive track record, dating back to the construction of the TAA Aircraft Hangar at Melbourne Airport (Essendon) Australia in 1955.
The team has worked on the Central Parking Area (CPA) in the Banksia Place Precinct at Brisbane Airport in a series of appointments over 10 year period, the Virgin Maintenance Hangar and most recently the Virgin Airlines Business Lounge Extension at the Domestic Terminal.
About Laing O’Rourke
Laing O’Rourke is a $7 billion international operation with 50 years of involvement in Australian construction and infrastructure including a decade under the Laing O’Rourke banner. The business has delivered some of the country’s largest, most technically-complex projects within the transport, oil and gas, building construction, defence, airports, mining, marine, civil and social infrastructure sectors. Laing O’Rourke has twice been named as one of Australia’s Top 10 most innovative businesses, by BRW Magazine, and is the 2016 Winner of the Australian Construction Achievement Award.