INTERNATIONAL. The Design Solution has been appointed to assist with design concepts at Aberdeen International Airport, where a transformation of the terminal is planned. This is the 100th airport terminal contract for the leading commercial design company.
Aberdeen Airport’s strategic location close to the North Sea oil fields and as a tourism base has led to strong passenger growth in recent years. It was the fastest growing airport in the UK in 2011 and posted growth of +8% year-on-year in 2012.
“It is a great privilege to have been selected for the project, and for an airport in the UK to mark our 100th terminal.“
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Forecast future growth means the terminal must be redeveloped to include an enlarged security search area, larger airline lounges, increased seating capacity and more generous circulation routes. In addition, commercial facilities will be expanded and improved.
The Design Solution has been selected to consult on the transformation of the terminal, which will include a strategic review of the current facilities and a re-planning exercise to create a terminal that will satisfy anticipated passenger growth.
“It is a great privilege to have been selected for the project, and for an airport in the UK to mark our 100th terminal,” said Robbie Gill, Managing Director of The Design Solution.
“In 1990 we were appointed on the expansion of the North Terminal at Gatwick Airport, our first major airport project. We have worked with all airports in the Heathrow Holdings Group across the world with Aberdeen being the exception, until now. Over the years we have become a total specialist in the travel retail business: working for airports, some of the most important travel retail businesses and a number of the leading worldwide brands. It has been an amazing journey. We have worked in so many countries around the world and it is great to have another project so close to home.”
Carol Benzie, Commercial Director at Aberdeen International Airport, added: “Having listened to the views of our passengers, airlines and other business partners, we recognise the need for a significant change to our current terminal layout, if we are to meet the desired standards of service, which we publically commit to provide to all of our customers. We look forward to working with The Design Solution in conjunction with our own local experts to begin this exciting stage in Aberdeen International Airport’s journey.”
About The Design Solution
The Design Solution is a specialist in retail planning and design for airport terminals, as well as leading designers for the tax and duty free industry.