Aurecon wins role on $5.3bn Western Sydney International Airport project


Aurecon has been selected to provide the terminal precinct engineering design services for the new $5.3bn Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport project in Australia.

Under the contract, Aurecon will provide engineering services for the terminal precinct, which includes the development of reference design and technical advisory support for the 10 million passengers per year terminal building, the aircraft apron, public car parks and roads.

An architectural team consisting of London-based Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture will provide the design for the terminal building.

Aurecon said that its team will be led by aviation expert Brett Reiss, who is expected to bring a mix of engineering, technical aviation and advisory skillsets to the project.

Aurecon aviation director advisory Brett Reiss said: “We are not just engineers, we are approaching this project with a user-centred design approach to ensure that the project provides a great passenger experience.”

“Instrumental in the development of this approach was Aurecon’s i40 team, which is an internal innovation team that deploys Design to Innovate processes to help unpack a problem and develop solutions,” Aurecon said in a statement.

The company in partnership with Arcadis has also been selected by construction partners Lendlease and CPB Contractors to perform the major earthworks and airfields design.

The major earthworks are scheduled to start in early 2020 at the 1,780-hectare airport site at Badgerys Creek, about 50km west of Sydney's central business district.

Aurecon aviation global head Stephen Symons said: “While the airport would initially handle up to 10 million passengers annually, the terminal is being built for modular expansion to accommodate the long-term capacity of up 82 million passengers a year by the early 2060s.

“We are not just designing a terminal; we are looking at containing space within a built form environment that can be used in the future but optimising the opportunities from this.”


Image: Rendering of Western Sydney International Airport. Photo: courtesy of Aurecon Group Brand.

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