The consortium features Mott MacDonald, Grimshaw, Architectus and Holmes Consulting

Mott MacDonald has been appointed to lead a consortium that will build a combined domestic and international terminal at Auckland Airport.

The consortium features Mott MacDonald, Grimshaw, Architectus and Holmes Consulting.

The scope of the design project covers building works taking place during the next 10 years, including a new integrated domestic terminal, plus an expansion of border processing and the integration of new transport and car parking facilities.

Auckland Airport chief executive Adrian Littlewood, said: “The selected consortium’s experience covers over 1,000 aviation projects in 120 countries across 260 airports. In addition to specialist experience and knowledge, the consortium’s architects have a proven record of successfully bringing local cultural influence into the fabric of their passenger focused design.

Keith Howells, chairman of Mott MacDonald, said: “This is a tremendously exciting project that will further enhance Auckland Airport’s standing as a key hub in the Asia-Pacific region and the gateway to New Zealand.

“To deliver this, we will draw on our experience at other strategically important airports such as London Heathrow, Hong Kong and Singapore, and have brought together a multi-talented consortium that has worked together before on other landmark schemes.”

The consortium is set to work almost immediately, with completion expected in early 2018.