Grimshaw Architects lands Lima airport expansion project

22 October 2014 (Last Updated October 22nd, 2014 18:30)

UK-based architectural firm Grimshaw Architects has secured a deal with Peru's Jorge Chavez International Airport to carry out its expansion project.

UK-based architectural firm Grimshaw Architects has secured a deal with Peru's Jorge Chavez International Airport to carry out its expansion project.

According to the Architect's Journal, the company won a bid that also saw participation from Brits Pascall+ Watson and Mott MacDonald. As a part of the project, which is a seven million square metre scheme, the firm will design a new air traffic control tower and a second terminal.

"Grimshaw will be working on the expansion along with other architecture and design teams such as ARCADIS, CH2MHill and Ramboll."

According to El Comercio, Grimshaw will be working on the expansion along with other architecture and design teams such as ARCADIS, CH2MHill and Ramboll. These companies are credited with working on the design, planning, engineering and architecture at airports in Brazil, Russia, China, the UK and Germany.

The design for the near-billion dollar expansion is expected to be revealed in 2015.

Peru This Week reported that the plans for the airport's expansion have been in the pipeline for a while due to issues with securing terrain. Liability company Lima Airport Partners (LAP) also expects construction to start in January 2016 with a completion by 2020.

The airport has already been expanding its operations with 24 new migration posts that operate 24 hours a day. The extra stations provide easy and quick service for travellers departing and entering the country.

The firm is also currently working on the £1bn Northern Line extension and its new underground stations at Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms. Apart from that, it is also involved in the huge HS2 and Crossrail projects and is already set to increase its staffing levels to cope with the upsurge in workloads.