Melbourne Airport Terminal 2 (International) Expansion
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Overview: Melbourne Airport's International Terminal was expanded to allow for the increased requirements of the A380 fleet. This project involved the delivery of five double storey aircraft gates, as well as additional retail, customs and baggage handling facilities. The project was completed whilst the existing facilities remained in operation, and is testament to the meticulous planning and coordination from both John Holland and Melbourne Airport.
Description: John Holland was selected to deliver the $200 million International Terminal 2 (T2E) expansion works to accommodate the requirements for five additional aircraft gates for the new Double Decker Airbus 380.
This work included major expansions to the north and south core, adjacent to the terminal for additional retail, customs and baggage handling requirements.
The project was delivered in three separate projects. The first project involved the construction of South Central Core, a three storey building located on the south side of the existing International departures concourse at terminal 2. This building houses retail, immigration and other offices.
The second project was the construction of project gates. This is primarily an elevated structure which connects the existing T2 International Terminal Satellite building and Departures and Arrivals level. Its primary function is to provide aircraft docking for five new aircraft positions, facilitate bridged departures and arrivals to and from these aircraft, and to provide direct connection from the existing T2 terminal for passenger circulation.
The final project involved the construction of the North Central Core. This involved the construction of a new, two level building with an approximate 5510 square metre footprint of the north side of the existing International departures corridor, including a passenger departures and processing area, mezzanine, baggage handling, apron level works (waste and retail storage), duty free area and demolition and integration with the existing structure.
All of these projects were ‘airside’ on an operational airfield and involved meticulous planning and coordination.