Foundation works begin this week for the southern terminal expansion as part of the Gold Coast Airport redevelopment.
Queensland Airports Limited chief executive officer Chris Mills said about $500 million was being invested in the airport precinct, including this redevelopment and a Rydges-branded airport hotel under construction.
The redevelopment project will double the footprint of the existing terminal, delivering aerobridges, additional retail space and new departure lounge, baggage handling and border control facilities.
Future construction milestones will see completion of the ground floor slab in coming months, topping out of the building in mid-2020 and the opening of the terminal in mid-2021.
When the southern terminal expansion is complete, work will begin on the existing terminal refurbishment.
Lendlease Building chief executive officer Dale Connor said the Gold Coast Airport Southern terminal expansion project reinforced Lendlease’s capability to deliver large projects in live and complex environments.
“Construction of a 30,000 square metre expansion project amongst one of Australia’s fastest growing airports is no easy feat. It requires careful programming and stakeholder engagement to ensure minimal disruption to day-today operations,” he said.