Recently Completed Projects
MAIN RUNWAY OVERLAY PROJECT
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> Timing: March 2016 to October 2016
> Investment: $35 million
> Construction jobs: 300
Brisbane Airport operates 24/7, so resurfacing one of the world's busiest single runways while still catering for 60,000 passengers and 600 aircraft a day was one of the most complex, high pressure projects ever undertaken by the Corporation.
In the planning for one and a half years, then delivered in a nightly five hour window over an intense six months, the project team laid 42,000 tonnes of asphalt over a total area of 275,000m2 while the rest of Brisbane slept.
On top of that, the project team also laid 43 kilometres of electrical cable updating the runways complex aeronautical ground lighting system.
DOMESTIC TERMINAL BAGGAGE HANDLING SYSTEM UPGRADE
> Timing: Late 2016 to October 2017
> Investment: $12 million
> Construction jobs: 50+
The upgrade and expansion of the Virgin Australia (VA) baggage handling system at the Domestic Terminal is great for our passengers, our airlines and for BNE Airport.
The opening of this new multi-million dollar facility means BNE now has a larger, faster and more efficient airport baggage handling system.
The first in a series of upgrades for both the domestic and international terminals, the work is part of BAC’s Baggage Development Strategy, and helps to bring the airport one step closer to our goal of being the major gateway in Australia.
The Airport Construction Terminals team was on site for nearly eight month delivering the works, which included a new external roof structure, new carousels and new software.
MULTI LEVEL CAR PARK LED LIGHTING UPGRADE
> Timing: March 2017 to October 2017
Brisbane Airport Corporation’s (BAC) commitment to sustainability has been highlighted once again with the successful completion of a major Car Park lighting initiative that has seen power usage slashed by nearly 60%.
The project centred on the P1 and P2 car parks at the Domestic Terminal as well as in the multi-level car park at the International terminal, with more than 10,000 fluorescent lights replaced by modern, energy saving LED equivalents.
"Our goal was to achieve significant reductions through the installation of energy efficient lighting and I'm proud to say that in just the first month of operation power usage at the three car parks has dropped by between 55% and 60% which is a fantastic outcome,” explained Martin Ryan, Head of Parking and Transport Services.
"To enhance energy savings yet maintain a suitable level of safety, the luminaries above the parking bays use a sensor to dim or brighten when vehicle or pedestrian movement is detected, while fittings along the roadways still maintain 100% brightness," he said.
The pioneering initiative is not just a cost saver for BAC, it is also a win for the environment, with the new LED lights reducing carbon emissions on airport by an estimated 2925 tonnes of CO2 per year, equivalent to 270 average households.
INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL RETAIL UPGRADE
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> Timing: Completed
> Investment: $45 million
> Construction jobs: 750
With the goal of breaking the usual ‘airport mould’ and creating a distinct space that differentiated Brisbane Airport from all others, the redevelopment has already been recognised with the Qld Property Council Award for Excellence in Design.
Elements of the redevelopment included; a new themed Departures lounge, incorporating a sense of place that is uniquely Brisbane; new walk through Duty Free stores for both Departures and Arrivals; new specialty retail and food and beverage outlets offering the best of local produce and products; improved way finding for passengers and unrivalled views of aviation activity on the tarmac.
Every part of the project was carefully designed to leverage the unique character of Brisbane, with a specific focus on Queensland’s enviable outdoor lifestyle and creating an environment that encapsulated the personality of Brisbane and Queensland.
Queensland artists were also selected to provide key pieces within the redevelopment and local materials were used for a variety of aspects to support Queensland and Australian suppliers.
The stunning fit out features locally sourced stone, timbers, fittings and plants which define dedicated dwell, work and relaxation areas.
DOMESTIC TERMINAL RETAIL UPGRADE
> Timing: Completed
> Investment: $15 million
> Construction jobs: 100+
Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has completed a $15 million redevelopment of the southern end of the Domestic Terminal Building (DTB).
Work resulted in 16 new tenancies including reconfigured and upgraded food halls, a premium bar and restaurant and speciality retailers.
The work was carried out in stages and at mostly off-peak hours to ensure minimum disruption to terminal operations.
The next stage of the retail redevelopment of the terminal is expected to begin in March 2018.
QANTAS LOUNGES EXPANSION
> Timing: Completed 2017:
Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) and Qantas have completed a multi-million dollar expansion of Qantas’ Lounges at both the Domestic and International terminal.
The new Domestic Premium Lounge Entry will offer top tier Frequent Flyers an exclusive check-in area, bag drop, security screening and escalator with direct access to the Lounge Precinct. The Domestic Business Lounge is 30 percent bigger than the previous facility with a luxurious design inspired by the beauty of Queensland’s landscape. The airline has also introduced an invitation only Chairman's lounge for VIP customers.
Qantas' existing First and Business Class lounges at the International Terminal have also been redesigned into a single Premier lounge facility with an expanded footprint offering 25% more space for travellers.
Brisbane is an important hub providing daily connections between Qantas’ major domestic routes and services into regional areas as well as direct international services to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Los Angeles, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
VIRGIN AUSTRALIA EXPANSION & UPGRADE
> Timing: Completed 2015
Virgin Australia’s significantly expanded Brisbane Domestic Lounge, new Premium Entry experience and enhanced valet service opened is another landmark in the expansion and upgrade of VA facilities there.
Work has resulted in the Lounge doubling in size, the introduction of Premium Entry which enables kerbside direct entry into the Lounge and significant improvements to the VA Terminal, including additional aerobridges and expanded seating areas which provides guests with a place to wait and charge their devices with a number of power and USB points, lounge chairs and tables.
INTERNATIONAL LEVEL FOUR AIRLINE LOUNGES EXPANSION
> Timing: Completed 2016
> Investment: $16 million base-build
This exciting and complex redevelopment saw Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) reclaim and transform 1800m2 of retail space on Level 4 landside of the International Terminal (ITB) and turn it into three modern Airline Lounges and Day Spa, in a newly created secure and sterile area accessible only from Level 3 airside.
Air New Zealand opened its brand new premium lounge in mid-March 2016, with 70% more space than the previous lounge, panoramic city views, as well as an enhanced food and beverage offering for nearly 200 customers.
Singapore Airlines officially opened a larger SilverKris lounge in May 2016, featuring tarmac views, seating for 80 guests including business pods, a dedicated dining area and a separate VIP area
Plaza Premium opened one of the largest independent lounges at any Australian airport in June, providing comfortable seating, F&B and Wi-Fi to passengers regardless of airline or class.
With an upgraded lobby, the new facilities are linked to Level 3 Departures via two newly installed escalators and a lift.
INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL SMART GATES EXPANSION
> Timing: Completed 2016
> Investment: $6 million
Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have expanded the automated Border Control Smart Gate facilities at the International Terminal.
The project delivered 12 new Smart Gate kiosks on the Departures level and a further 11 gates at Arrivals.
The automated border controls have resulted in faster processing of passengers and reduced queue times in Passport Control.
INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL ENTRY CONTROL POINT
> Timing: Completed 2016
> Investment: $2.4 million
Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have upgraded the Entry Control Point (ECP) facilities at Level Two Arrivals in the International Terminal.
The project has further improved passenger flow through the arrivals area thanks to a redesigned arrivals process, improved way finding signage, clearly marked passenger channels, relocation and expansion of concourse automated Smart Gate kiosks, improved lighting and new floor finishes.
DOMESTIC SOUTHERN APRON EXPANSION
> Timing: Completed
> Investment: $44 million
Delivered in mid-2015, this multi-million dollar project has allowed BNE to operate the only dual apron taxiways in Australia, resulting in simultaneous arrival and departure of aircraft and increasing efficiency for airlines.
With an extra 50,000 square metres of aircraft pavement, the project also delivered seven new aircraft parking bays giving airlines the capacity to increase scheduled services and allow extra space for aircraft layover parking.