Major Contract

Auckland Airport Expansion - Transport Hub

Under Delivery
Auckland Airport Expansion - Transport Hub

The Auckland Airport Expansion - Transport Hub is one of the eight initial anchor projects identified in the Auckland Airport Expansion program and one of the four chosen to continue in the August 2021 Covid Reset Plan.

The Transport Hub will be a four-storey structure built on the footprint of the current international carpark. It will be connected to the international terminal and the upcoming new domestic terminal by an enclosed skybridge. It includes:

  • 70,000m2 building
  • 200m long, each floor of the four-storey structure is the size of two rugby fields with a double height ground floor
  • Four levels of short-term car parking above the public drop-off / pick-up opening late-2024
  • Space allocated alongside for future mass rapid transit station
  • 1.2-megawatt solar array to help power public EV charging stations and 5-Star Green office building under construction next to the Transport Hub

The transport hub is expected to accommodate both commercial and public transport options.

Built to double height, the ground floor of the four-storey building will accommodate buses as well as cars, with the upper floors featuring smart car parking, electric vehicle charging stations and office spaces.

Key Dates

Jun 2022 Contract Award
Nov 2022 Construction Commencement
Apr 2024 Construction Completion: Stage One - Ground Floor
2024 Expected Construction Completion


Procuring Agency: Auckland Airport
Successful Tenderer: ICON Construction - Main Works Contract
Related contracts:
Enabling Works - East Airfield Building Relocation
Successful Tenderer - Built Environs and McConnell Dowell Joint Venture

Structural peer review
Successful Tenderer - BG&E


Aug 2021 As part of the August 2021 reset, Auckland Airport announced that the Transport Hub will progress as one of four active anchor projects. However, it is anticipated that the progress on major works of the Hub will be governed by the pace of aviation recovery.
Jun 2022 Built Environs and McConnell Dowell were awarded an enabling works contract for the East Airfield Building Relocation. This contract involves the construction of a transitional waste facility, an effluent waste facility, a security check point, and a livestock shed.
Jun 2022 ICON was awarded the Main Works contract for the Auckland Airport Transport Hub.
Jun 2022 Enabling works commenced on the project.
Nov 2022 Main works commenced on the project.
Feb 2023 Auckland Airport announced that the delivery of the new Transport Hub will include 1.2 megawatts of solar generation, which will power the offices and electric vehicle charging stations within its car park.
Mar 2024 Auckland Airport announced the completion of the first stage of the Transport Hub, comprising the ground floor of the international terminal. Operations commenced on 3 April 2024.
Estimated Total Cost
Other Transport
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
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