Finnish company SRV has signed an implementation-phase agreement with Finavia to begin renovation work at Helsinki Airport’s Terminal 2.
The works will begin immediately and are slated for completion in 2023.
SRV unit director Ossi Inkilä said: “The whole extension and alteration project at Terminal 2 of Helsinki Airport is an extremely interesting construction project for us, as it is a major hub for international air traffic.
“It has been wonderful to be involved in implementing this cooperative project under an alliance model. The first project milestone was reached in Autumn 2020 when a nine-storey parking garage for 1,800 cars was completed.”
The total value of the agreement for the renovation project is $31.7m (€27m), of which SRV’s share constitutes $30.6m (€26m).
Covering a 35,000m² area, the renovation work is part of the terminal extension at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and will enhance the existing departure and arrival halls. They will be integrated into the gate area and centralised baggage claim hall.
It will also include a new entrance that is set to open next year.
For this project, SRV and Finavia will work with a design team, including Arkkitehtitoimisto ALA, Arkkitehtitoimisto HKP and Ramboll Finland.
The project also seeks to create a new kind of service area for passengers in front of Terminal 2.
The terminal extension will be used for check-in, security control, baggage drop, and greeting passengers.
The new building and renovated area total 75,000m², 40,000m² of which relates to the extension that will be completed shortly.
Finavia project director Martti Nurminen said: “The Terminal 2 extension and alteration project is a major part of Finavia’s investment programme of over €1bn.
“It seeks to bolster Helsinki Airport’s competitiveness as a major European hub for connections and to prepare for serving 30 million passengers in the future.
“Helsinki Airport’s strengths are smooth and easy travel, friendly staff and innovative services. We want to hold on to these strengths as passenger volumes grow. The construction project strongly supports our customer experience targets.”