Consultants will manage the construction of Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal as part of a multi-billion-dollar airport investment

Aecom and Hill International have received a £54m ($85m) contract from the Abu Dhabi Airports Company to provide construction management and supervision services for the new Midfield Terminal Complex at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Hill’s five-year subcontract to Aecom has an estimated value of approximately £27m ($42m).

The airport is the primary gateway to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and by 2015, 20 million people are expected to use it.

The centerpiece of the Emirate’s multi-billion-dollar investment programme is the Midfield Terminal Complex, which comprises a state-of-the-art terminal facility, the Midfield Terminal Building, which will include a vast array of duty-free offerings, restaurants, lounges and much more, to cater for a capacity of 20-40 million passengers per year.

The development program will also include airside and landside infrastructure, a multi-story car park, cargo building, catering building, maintenance complex and other supporting facilities.

At 700,000m2 the Midfield Terminal will be the largest in Abu Dhabi, and one of the region’s most architecturally impressive structures. The central space of the building could hold three full-sized football fields and features a ceiling 52 meters (171 feet) tall at its highest point.