AECOM lands Hong Kong three-runway building design

Design services for the third passenger terminal building of Hong Kong International Airport's (HKIA) Three-Runway (3R) project will be carried out by AECOM, the company has announced. The 3R scheme is being developed to completely reconfigure HKIA at a cost of around HK$141 billion over the next 10 years. AECOM will carry out detailed design of the main passenger building, which will have a floor area of around 280,000 square metres, 57 aircraft parking stands and capacity for 30m passengers when it opens in 2024.

"The airport is an important symbol of any city, and we are extremely pleased to continue making the Hong Kong International Airport the pride of Hong Kong. We look forward to leveraging our connected expertise to deliver designs for this major project as well as the airport’s Terminal 2 Expansion for which we were awarded consultancy work earlier,” said AECOM Asia Pacific president Sean Chiao.

AECOM with its partners will research and conduct benchmarking studies to assist delivery of the passenger facility, the company said. The studies will look at the future trends in information technology and airport systems, retail and advertising. The aim is to make the new passenger building a "sustainable and highly regarded facility".

“We have assembled a team of specialists highly-skilled in many areas of aviation design and engineering,” said AECOM Hong Kong's vice president for aviation, Paul Sankey, “Many of the team members have hands-on experience of past and current projects with Hong Kong International Airport. They will bring technical excellence and knowledge of airport design and engineering to ensure cost-effectiveness and on-schedule implementation through the provision of ‘buildable’ design.”