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Brisbane Airport Expansion. Brisbane, Queensland. Australia

Client
Brisbane Airport Corporation
Services
Building Construction Engineering ExpertiseInfrastructure ConstructionSupport Services
Value
$192 million
Duration
2009-2012

Brisbane Airport Expansion. Brisbane, Queensland. Australia

Brisbane Airport Expansion. Brisbane, Queensland. Australia

Brisbane Airport Expansion. Brisbane, Queensland. Australia

Brisbane Airport Expansion. Brisbane, Queensland. Australia

Brisbane Airport Expansion. Brisbane, Queensland. Australia

Brisbane Airport Expansion. Brisbane, Queensland. Australia

Brisbane Airport Expansion. Brisbane, Queensland. Australia

Full project details

Brisbane Airport Corporation is undertaking major upgrades of its domestic facility to provide a world-class gateway to Queensland and cater for booming passenger numbers. Laing O’Rourke successfully delivered a series of projects including airside satellites, terminal access works and the largest single-structure car park in the Southern Hemisphere.

One of Australia’s most dynamic airport precincts, the Brisbane Airport expansion programme comprised three seperate sections:

  • a common user satellite (CUS);
  • the domestic terminal access programme (DTAP); and
  • a 5300-space multilevel car park.

The Common User Satellite construction for Jetstar, Tiger and regional operations involved a major upgrade of passenger boarding facilities saw the existing horseshoe shape extended into a completed circular building over two levels.

It included the provision of three single and two double fixed links connecting the expanded satellite to the nodes, as well as apron services works to accommodate the reconfigured aircraft bays.

Central to the airport's growth was the Domestic Terminal Access Programme, which connected the terminal, Airtrain, multilevel car park and rehoused facilities like Car Rental Offices. It involved the design and construction of a pedestrian access bridge, roads and a plaza. The works eliminated pedestrian–vehicle conflicts in the landside precinct, provided an innovative contraflow traffic network and transformed the landside precinct into a landscaped urban plaza.

Laing O’Rourke's design and construction of Brisbane's new world-class car parking facility, which included a nine-level 157,500m² car park with 5,300 spaces (incorporating electrical, mechanical, fire, lift and car parking systems, and communication and data system installation), as well as public access roads realignment and major service diversions. All construction work was undertaken in a live operating environment and was delivered in phases to minimise disruption of airport operations. 

The car park is the largest and most advanced single-structure carpark in the Southern Hemisphere and incoporates one of the world's largest pieces of public art on its glittering facade.

 

Project facts

This latest project builds on a 35 year working relationship with Brisbane Airport Corporation

Laing O'Rourke has delivered a multitude of projects at both the domestic and international airports, both airside and for passenger amenity

Brisbane Airport maintained full, uninterrupted operations throughout construction and commissioning of this expansion

The Common User Satellite portion of the upgrade won its category in the 2011 Queensland Master Builders' Association Awards