Australian consultancy Concession Planning International (CPI) has been selected by Auckland Airport in New Zealand to provide commercial planning input for its NZ$1.8bn (US$1.3bn) redevelopment program.
Key aspects of the project include the construction of a combined domestic and international terminal, as well as the expansion of border processing and car parking facilities. Construction work is scheduled to begin in 2018 with completion by 2022.
A Mott MacDonald-led consortium comprising architectural practices Grimshaw and Architectus, and New Zealand-based engineering firm Holmes Consulting, has already been contracted to complete the terminal design by 2018.
Richard Barker, general manager retail and commercial, Auckland Airport, said, “Auckland Airport is looking forward to working with CPI as we know that they will challenge our thinking and bring their global experience to the table, so that we deliver an offer that will delight our customers and be commercially very successful.”
Susan Gray, managing director, CPI Australia, said, ”Our role is to support the airport management and the project team in developing a new, distinctive Auckland Airport experience that marries their customer experience ambitions with their need to deliver a solid commercial return on their investment. Auckland Airport have a very clear vision. We’re really looking forward to working with the team to create the airport of the future.”