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01 April 2016

HKIA Midfield Concourse fully operates

After more than five years of design and construction, the Midfield Concourse at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is in full operation.

Located to the west of Terminal 1 and between the two existing runways at the airport, the five-level concourse has a total floor area of 105,000m2 with ceiling heights comparable to those of Terminal 1. There are 20 aircraft parking stands, 19 of which are bridge-served, including two Code F (A380) stands. Passengers will also be connected to Terminal 1 via an extended automated people mover (APM).

A Mott MacDonald-Arup joint venture has been working on the detailed design of this project since June 2010, providing full multidisciplinary design and construction support. Our scope of services is wide-ranging and includes structure, MEP, airport systems, façade, sustainability, APM, fire, baggage handling system, acoustics, logistics and project management. The joint venture has been supported by the architect Aedas, who has also worked closely with OTC Limited on the planning of the concourse.

To maximise efficiency and sustainability, we have introduced more than 35 green features, including low-energy lighting systems, high performance glazing panels, solar shading and north-facing skylights to maximise natural lighting while reducing solar heat gain and saving on air-conditioning. Recycled water is used for water-cooled chillers of the air-conditioning system and seawater for flushing. More than 1,200m2 of solar panels are installed on the roof to harness renewable energy.

“The Midfield Concourse’s timely opening is the result of a collaborative effort of client, contractor, lead design consultants and their sub-consultants, and demonstrates our technical expertise in delivering a large capital works programme,” said David Mepham, Mott MacDonald director for buildings and aviation.

We are proud to deliver this core project in the midfield expansion, and help our client achieve an important milestone as part of their visionary development plan, to strengthen Hong Kong’s position as a leading regional and international aviation hub,” adds Ian Taylor, Arup director for aviation in east Asia.

Mott MacDonald and Arup have worked together on many similar projects, including Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1 and Heathrow Terminal 5 and individually have played key roles in many major airport projects around the world.

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