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Woods Bagot have been appointed as lead architects for the expansion and redevelopment of Perth Airport’s domestic and international terminals.
The project, which will be completed in two stages, will encompass the construction of a new domestic terminal, and the expansion and upgrade of the existing international terminal.
The first stage of this major infrastructure project includes the construction of the new domestic terminal adjacent to the current international terminal – due for completion in early 2013.
The second stage will see the international terminal expanded and upgraded. This work will provide additional duty free retail space and a larger baggage reclaim hall. Immigration desks will be relocated to the first level, while the quarantine and customs secondary search area on the ground floor will be reconfigured.
An important additional component of the second stage will also allow a significant number of domestic flights to operate from the international terminal, to improve passenger flow through the airport.
Grant Boashard, Woods Bagot principal, said: “The master plan for this project is focused on providing the best customer journey for passengers as well as catering for increased traffic whilst modernising the airport experience; focusing on how design can streamline the workings of the airport from both the aeronautical point of view, as well as meeting the commercial criteria.”
Traffic passing through the airport is predicted to rise to 20.2 million passengers by 2031.
The redevelopment of the airport forms part of a larger master plan to overhaul the Perth metropolitan area, with other sites marked for improvements and expansion including Western Australia’s Primary Freight Hub, intermodal terminal facilities at Kewdale and Forrestfield, as well as significant areas of industrial, commercial and residential land close to these facilities.