Passenger terminal expansion and new HQ building, Dubai
Strengthening our aviation profile
As part of Dubai Airport's continuing development, Turner & Townsend has been appointed as cost managers for the expansion of the existing terminal building located at Al Maktoum International Airport, together with a purpose-built HQ building for Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP).
Date started: 2015
Completion date: Ongoing
The various elements of the project comprises new build and refurbishment including;
- expansion of immigration hall to provide 55 control counters
- expansion of departure area including an additional 64 check in desks and 12 additional boarding gates and lounges
- outbound baggage handling building
- bespoke HQ building including office fit-out
- expansion of external works including parking and approach roads
The project is located in a live airport environment with careful consideration of project phasing and multiple stakeholders. Thought is given to a number of external work layouts to ensure proper provision for traffic and flow of airport vehicles.
To meet the client’s required timescales and drawing on our extensive aviation experience, we were able to mobilise a team very quickly to work immediately following appointment. We firstly undertook an extensive cost check of the existing designs with international bench marks of similar facilities together with value engineering and risk workshops. In parallel, we commenced production of tender documentation which is being procured in different phases.
Making the difference
Our previous experience with DAEP as a client together with the design team and our ability to mobilise a strong team ensured we were familiar with DAEP commercial protocols and processes associated with cost planning, procurement and commercial management. We were able to draw on an extensive pool of resources from the UAE to ensure the client’s procurement programme would be achieved while keeping the project costs updated as the design developed. This commission further strengthens our aviation profile within the region.
Image courtesy of DEAP.