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External view of the terminal at night North Satellite Concourse at Hong Kong International Airport Visualisation of the view outside the proposed terminal building

Planning and development strategy

Our aviation experts provide master-planning services for airports worldwide, informed by thorough knowledge of all global and local aviation standards and regulations. We offer a broad range of services to help clients determine their strategic intent.

Our masterplanning work embraces small and large airports, greenfield developments and capacity expansion at highly constrained existing facilities.

Key services


Our masterplanning work embraces small and large airport, new greenfield developments and capacity expansion at highly constrained existing facilities.

At Delhi International Airport we produced a master plan for the phased development of the airport up to 2036 and an ultimate capacity of 100M passengers per annum. We delivered this masterplan to the client in just six months, enabling the client to deliver one of the world’s largest new build airport projects in only 50 months.

At Heathrow Airport we led the master planning process defining the long-term development and surface access strategy for a 2 runway Airport. The project included the development of the airfield, terminal, road, rail, passenger and baggage connectivity strategies. We provided the client with a durable and flexible solutions to support their growth within the 480,000 ATM cap at the airport.

Terminal and facilities planning

Our facilities planning services minimises risks against changes in market conditions, enabling space to be used a required to meet short and longer term needs.

To safeguard and maximise operational life we allow for cost-effective expansion of the terminal buildings while considering access and development opportunities. We also supply risk assessment, emergency planning, construction planning and value engineering services.

Surface access

We understand the demand, capacity and environmental issues concerning surface and sub-surface access. We use multi-modal transport modelling to plan and implement efficient and forward looking systems that can increase efficiencies and minimise impact.

One of our key strengths lies in large scale integrated airport infrastructure development encompassing all airport surface access projects including road and rail systems.

At Heathrow Airport we've developed multi-modal surface access strategies to support the airport’s expansion. This included rail planning and modelling, rail strategy, railways engineering and highways planning, bus and coach strategy, highway modelling and supporting engineering work streams.

Business planning

We have provided business cases supporting airport privatisation, concession expansion and investment opportunities for airport, airlines and private investors.

We provide financial, operational, commercial, environmental and technical expertise. Our services include:

  • Reviewing existing airport infrastructure
  • Evaluating economic and environmental situations
  • Producing detailed forecasting models

Development strategy

We can help aviation business of all types, both airlines and airports to plan, establish and implement strategies to help achieve their corporate and development goals.

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