Consultancy and construction firm Mace has completed the tenant fit-out management and supervision services for the integration of 20,000m² (215,278ft²) of retail and commercial lounge space within the new passenger terminal building at Muscat International Airport in Oman.
Appointed in 2016 and working directly for Oman Airports, Mace oversaw the delivery from concept design through to live operation of the new duty-free and food and beverage concessions, in addition to two large first and business class lounges.
The company also implemented a number of other third-party tenant spaces including car rental counters, airline ticket agent and administrative offices, bank and ATM provisions, mobile phone network operators and hotel and tour operators.
Working alongside the Public Authority for Civil Aviation and their appointed consultants and contractors, Mace managed the integration of 75 retail concessions into the new terminal. The building spans 580,000m² (6,243,068ft²) and features 86 check-in counters, 10 fully automated baggage reclaim carousels and 29 pier-served aircraft stands.
Shiekh Samer Al Nabhani, general manager – commercial operations, Oman Airports, said, “We are very proud to have successfully commenced operations in the New Muscat International Airport as of March 20, 2018. Mace worked on board with us in achieving the key milestones of the project as TFMS (tenancy fit out management and supervision) consultants.
“Mace were valuable partners who brought in their experience and qualification and supported the commercial and property team to bridge the gap and coordinate the project across the client, tenant and contractor divide in terms of getting the retail areas ready. We appreciate the work done by Mace and wish them success in their future projects.”
Jason Millett, Mace’s COO for consultancy, added, “This is a fantastic achievement for our Oman team, delivering a challenging project that has delighted our client and passengers alike. This exemplary project is a perfect example of the type of work we’re looking to secure as part of our 2022 strategy for the business, targeting project and program management and delivery partner roles in the aviation sector around the world.”