Lead8 has been selected by the Airport Authority Hong Kong as the lead designer for the planned Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) Terminal 1 renovation.

In collaboration with the airport authority, Lead8 will lead a collaboration of consultants to upgrade the passenger halls of the aviation hub.

The Boarding Gate Transformation project is scheduled to be finished in 2021.

The contract includes a complete overhaul and modernisation of the 49 boarding gates and nearby areas of the level six departure concourses.

This renovation work will also include upgrading technologies at all boarding gates, along with new and refreshed beam seating across all departure waiting areas.

Furthermore, retail and service cabins will be upgraded to provide more convenience to travellers.

Lead8 co-founder and executive director Chris Lohan said: “The refreshed look of the terminal will bring an inviting ambience that combines new technological features to convey convenience and comfort to the terminal’s local and international travellers when transiting to and from Hong Kong.

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“The combined enhancements of the transformed facilities at Hong Kong International Airport’s signature Terminal 1 building will further solidify our city’s status as a key international and regional aviation hub.”

Modern charging facilities will also be provided to passengers as part of convenient and comfortable waiting experiences.

As part of the modernisation project, the retail and service cabin facilities will also be upgraded to offer a fresh environment for passengers awaiting flights.