Construction big boys to split Christchurch airport work
If you're travelling through Christchurch International Airport this year, expect to see a lot of building activity. Redevelopment works will soon be under way by two different construction companies.The contracts for the upgrade of Christchurch Internati
Tue, 19 Jan 2010
If you’re travelling through Christchurch International Airport this year, expect to see a lot of building activity. Redevelopment works will soon be under way by two different construction companies.
The contracts for the upgrade of Christchurch International Airport have been awarded to two major players in the construction industry.
Hawkins Construction has won the contract to redevelop the airport’s $10 million international retail area, where Australian retailer JR Duty Free will have its outlet.
There will be shopping areas for arriving and departing travelers built as part of the redevelopment, as well as new food and beverage outlets. Works will begin next month.
“We’re excited that this part of the terminal will have new international retail facilities,” said Christchurch International Airport chief executive Jim Boult.
Mainzeal Property and Construction won the $20 million contract to redevelop the regional lounge area, located on the southern side of the terminal, which is presently under construction.
Work on the regional lounge, which will be mainly for Air New Zealand turbo prop aircraft passengers, begins this week.
“The logistics are complex, but we’re pleased with the progress we’re making. We’re looking forward to having a lot of new facilities ready in time for the Rugby World Cup in 2011,” said Mr Boult.
Both of the construction projects are expected to be completed by January 2011.
Tue, 19 Jan 2010
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