Major Contract

Auckland Airport Expansion - New Domestic Terminal

PROJECT STATUS
Awarded
Auckland Airport Expansion - New Domestic Terminal

The Auckland Airport - New Domestic Terminal (previously known as the Domestic Jet Hub and the Terminal Integration Programme) will deliver a new domestic jet terminal connected to the existing international terminal. The new NZ$2.2 billion plus project will provide direct access between domestic and international travel and reduced connection times.

The project has an estimated total cost of NZ$2.2 billion (A$2 billion) and comprises the delivery of:

  • a new domestic terminal
  • construction of 12 new domestic aircraft gates built to specifications to accommodate the world’s largest passenger planes with a wingspan of 65m to 80m
  • five-minute indoor connection to the existing international terminal
  • additional dwelling and retail space, and
  • a smart baggage system.

As part of the August 2021 reset in its forward infrastructure program, Auckland Airport expects the progress on major works of the Domestic Jet Hub to be governed by the pace of aviation recovery.

Key Dates

Feb 2020 Contract Award

Procurement

Procurement note:

An interim project alliance agreement has been reached between Auckland Airport, Hawkins, Fletcher Construction, and Mott Macdonald, with the agreement to be finalised once financial issues are agreed upon by the alliance parties.

Related contracts:
Fuel Network Upgrades
Successful Tenderer - McConnell Dowell

WP2 Western Terminal civil works
Successful Tenderer - McConnell Dowell

WP2 Western Terminal enabling works
Successful Tenderer - Built Environs

PROJECT HISTORY

Feb 2020 An interim project alliance agreement was reached between Auckland Airport, Hawkins, Fletcher Construction, and Mott Macdonald, with the agreement to be finalised once financial aspects are agreed upon by the alliance parties.
Mar 2020 Auckland Airport announced the decision to suspend selected capital expenditure projects with a completed value of more than NZ$2 billion until there is more certainty about the impact on the aviation sector following the spread of COVID-19. While some smaller projects are still under review, the suspended projects include the second runway, Domestic Jet Hub, a multi-storey car park and Park-and-Ride South.
Aug 2021 Auckland Airport announced that enabling works for the Domestic Jet Hub would commence in early 2022. This includes demolishing and relocating the legacy eastern baggage hall, livestock holding area, and waste disposal facilities, relocating key utilities, relocating the operations control centre and emergency operations centre, and carrying out ground, services, and technical investigations. Timing on major works of the project are to be determined by the pace of aviation sector's recovery from COVID-19.
Dec 2022 As part of the Terminal Integration Programme, a Built Environs and McConnell Dowell Joint Venture was awarded the WP2 Western Terminal enabling works contract. This includes the relocation of the existing parking areas and the construction of a new trucking route as well as renovations to parts of the Ground Floor, Ground Mezzanine, and Level 1 of the Western Terminal.
Feb 2023 Built Environs and McConnel Dowell started enabling works with demolition of existing parking areas.
Mar 2023 Auckland Airport announced the recommencing of delivery of its terminal upgrade project with the final design stage approved by the Board. It also confirmed the new project cost to be NZ$2.2 billion - the largest component of the Airport Expansion.
Jun 2023 Built Environs confirmed they were awarded Work Package Two of the terminal project at Auckland International Airport by Auckland International Airport. The project is forecast to be completed in mid 2025.
May 2024 Auckland Airport released designs for the domestic terminal.