Auckland Airport Terminal Expansion
Building for future growth
In 2015 Fletcher Construction was engaged by Auckland Airport to deliver its International Terminal Retail Expansion Phase 3 project. This transformational project has almost doubled the size of the international terminal departure processing zone, and passenger lounge and retail hub areas. It also included work to: reconfigure the landside farewell area, build a new and expanded security screening and processing area, and build a new passenger lounge and duty free shopping hub.
Working daily in a complex brownfield environment alongside multiple stakeholders, airport operations, the airlines, multilevel security and travellers proved challenging, especially as we had to carry out all works while minimising disruption to busy airport operations.
With over 600 workers on site during peak times, ongoing communication with the airport team, delivery partners, retail contractors and other key stakeholders was critical for timely and successful handover of the project to the client. There was also a heavy focus on health and safety throughout the works.
At a celebration to mark the handover of the project, Auckland Airport’s acting General Manager of Delivery and Development, Steven Crook, said the project is probably the toughest job the airport will ever do. “I want to thank you (Fletcher) for the massive effort you put in out there. Thank you for getting the job done. The delivery for the work was fantastic, and we’ve had rave reviews from all our customers so far.” Auckland Airport’s Project Director, Mark Tracy-Inglis, also paid tribute to the effort that had gone into safety at the site.
I want to thank you for the massive effort you put in out there. Thank you for getting the job done. The delivery for the work was fantastic, and we've had rave reviews from all our customers so far.
Fletcher is proud at having been chosen to complete this project, and contribute to Auckland Airport’s 30-year vision to build the ‘airport of the future’.
In late- 2017, the terminal was opened just in time for the holiday rush as December and January are the busiest months of the year at the airport, with around 160 international flights every day. As many as one million people will be using the upgraded international terminal in December 2017, and the completed work will allow them to enjoy a better travel experience.
BY THE NUMBERS
2,000m3 concrete used
2,000 tonnes of steel used
32,000m2 additional floor space