Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport in Australia has shortlisted three contractors for its passenger terminal building work.

The three shortlisted companies are Lendlease CPB Joint Venture, Multiplex Constructions and Watpac Construction.

The winning contractor, set to be finalised in the middle of next year, will be tasked with designing and developing an integrated international and domestic passenger terminal. Construction is expected to begin by the end of 2021.

As planned, the terminal precinct will feature a public plaza, retail and dining spaces. It will also be connected to the new M12 Motorway and Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport train service.

Western Sydney Airport CEO Simon Hickey said: “The advantage of designing a new airport from the ground up is taking a fresh, new approach, learning from the global experiences of airports, passengers and airlines.

“As well as looking at what makes the world’s best airports work so well, we gained insights from our airline MoU partners that helped us design a terminal that will make catching a plane fast and easy.”

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Located within the suburb of Badgerys Creek, the under-construction Western Sydney Airport will become the second airport of the city.

The first stage of the airport is scheduled to open in 2026 and will handle up to ten million passengers annually.

In July, the airport shortlisted contractors for its baggage handling system. The selected contractor will be responsible for the design, construction and operation of the baggage handling system.

The contract will be awarded next year.