New terminal and redevelopment of airport will be delivered in time for 2010 Commonwealth Games

HOK International has won the design for a new terminal at Delhi Airport.

The 450,000 m2 scheme at Indira Gandhi International Airport includes the redevelopment of the existing airport and the construction of a new Terminal 3. Improvements to the domestic terminals, a new runway, taxiways and apron areas are also planned.

The work will see passenger numbers increase from 15 million to 37 million per annum, and could eventually rise to 100 million per annum.

Work is due to start on-site in early 2007 and completion is due to coincide with the Commonwealth Games in October 2010. The scheme will be delivered in two phases over 39 months.

The new terminal will have 55 new aircraft stands and is planned over two levels, with the upper level for departing passengers and the lower for arrivals.

The structure is a reinforced concrete base with a lightweight steel frame supporting a modular steel roof manufactured off-site.

HOK Airports Director Richard Spencer, says: "Passengers will experience a terminal that maximises the use of natural light, giving a feeling of openness for both arriving and departing passengers. The arrivals experience in particular has been designed to provide a memorable welcome to India.”

HOK is working with Mott McDonald and Pell Frischmann as masterplanners, engineers and cost consultants.