Mott MacDonald is to lead the consortium which will design an “airport of the future” at Auckland in New Zealand.
The Mott MacDonald-led consortium comprises architect Grimshaw, Australian based architect Architectus and local structural engineering consultant Holmes Consulting. It will produce the concept design for a combined domestic and international terminal.
Auckland Airport chief executive Adrian Littlewood said: “The selected consortium’s experience covers over 1,000 aviation projects in 120 countries across 260 airports. In addition to specialist experience and knowledge, the consortium’s architects have a proven record of successfully bringing local cultural influence into the fabric of their passenger-focused design.
“This is a significant factor for us as we build a world class airport with a uniquely New Zealand feel.”
The scope of the design project covers building works for the new terminal over the next 10 years as well as a “significant” expansion of border processing and the integration of new transport and car parking facilities.
Mott MacDonald chairman Keith Howells said: “This is a tremendously exciting project that will further enhance Auckland Airport’s standing as a key hub in the Asia-Pacific region and the gateway to New Zealand.”
The consortium will begin work almost immediately, with the design expected to be complete in early 2018.