Thomson Geer thrilled to work with Adelaide Airport Limited on its $165 million terminal expansion

19 June 2018


Thomson Geer is thrilled to have been appointed to work with the project team at Adelaide Airport Limited to help deliver its $165 million terminal expansion project, announced last week. Thomson Geer partner, Tony Saint led the team working on this transaction, supported by Senior Associate, Shannon Schwarz.

The key focus of the Adelaide Airport terminal expansion is to significantly improve the arrivals and departures experience for international passengers, and create more retail and dining options for both domestic and international travellers.

Thomson Geer has been involved throughout the planning stages of the project. Adelaide Airport elected to proceed using an alliance contracting procurement methodology due to complexities in the staging and sequencing of works. Thomson Geer has been involved in preparation and negotiation of the Project Alliance Agreement, Expression of Interest, Request for Proposal, Alliance Development Agreement and Construction Management Agreement and other ancillary documents. We will continue to play a key role as the project progresses.

Work on the new terminal expansion will begin immediately, with an expected completion date in 2021.

Some of the upgrades will include:

  • a second, longer baggage belt for arrivals,
  • more space for emigration and immigration processing,
  • expanded security screening,
  • a larger duty free precinct for arrivals and departures, and
  • expanded dining and retail options.

The expansion will include a complete refurbishment of retail areas, resulting in a more than 80% increase in the overall size of the terminal’s retail and dining areas for both domestic and international passengers.

Adelaide Airport Chairman, Rob Chapman, said creating additional space would open up more options when negotiating new services and destinations with international airline partners.

“This is by far our biggest infrastructure project since the completion of the existing terminal in 2005,” Mr Chapman said.

“We believe Adelaide Airport has the best airport terminal in Australia, and this expansion will allow us to continue to offer the high level of customer service that our travellers expect.”