Wellington International Airport, Arrivals Enhancement

Arrivals Enhancement

Client: Wellington International Airport Ltd

The International Arrivals Enhancement project at Wellington International Airport had one primary driver: complete the work in time for Singapore Airlines’ maiden flight into the airport in September 2016. There was a lot to do: create wider and brighter corridors, remodel the passenger processing areas, increase the breakout areas, install new toilet facilities and construct a new (and relocate the old) customs control room – all while maintaining full airport operations.

Our role was to manage the full process, from confirming the project scope to establishing and monitoring the budget, managing contractor procurement and contracts, monitoring the programme and administering the construction contract.

With an extremely tight deadline, the design and construction phases were run in parallel and Impact employed a collaborative information-sharing tool to enable quick decision-making. The result: a successful and seamless touchdown for Wellington’s first long-haul connection.

Wellington Airport is in a growth phase, implementing its 2030 Master Plan which includes key areas of passenger and freight growth, terminal and runway development and integrated land use. In addition, the airport is a challenging environment, handling over five million passengers, 365 days per year and on a very compact site. Impact has always responded to our very challenging goals. Whether it is a retail fit out, or a $60 million terminal redevelopment, they constantly deliver. They provide genuine leadership to our projects, achieve outstanding results and are considered an integral part of our organisation.

John Howarth
General Manager Infrastructure and Planning, Wellington Airport Ltd

Wellington International Airport, Arrivals Enhancement