Leighton to build Terminal 4 at Melbourne Airport

1 October 2013 (Last Updated October 1st, 2013 18:30)

Australian Pacific Airports Melbourne has awarded a $370m contract to Leighton Contractors for construction of a new airline terminal and an integrated transport facility at Melbourne Airport.

Melbourne Airport

Australian Pacific Airports Melbourne has awarded a $370m contract to Leighton Contractors for construction of a new airline terminal and an integrated transport facility at Melbourne Airport.

The new Terminal 4 will be built in joint venture with Leighton's subsidiary Broad Construction.

The terminal will have baggage handling and re-claim facilities, staff amenities, check-in kiosks and associated infrastructure, retail areas and connections to existing concourses.

Leighton will construct a transport facility that includes a seven-storey car park, an elevated loop road and ramps, an underground service tunnel and electrical substation, and ancillary infrastructure.

"We are proud to play a key part in the upgrade, supporting the airport's growing role as an important transport hub in Australia."

Leighton Contractors managing director Craig Laslett said that the contract recognises the company's expertise in safely delivering complex and large-scale infrastructure projects within operating facilities, and also acknowledges Broad's successful delivery of upgrade works at Perth Airport earlier this year.

"We are proud to play a key part in the upgrade, supporting the airport's growing role as an important transport hub in Australia."

"We look forward to working with Melbourne Airport to deliver a world-class terminal that enhances our client's operations and their customers' experience," Laslett added.

Works on the latest project are slated to begin in October with completion scheduled for 2015.

The contract forms part of a capacity improvement plan of the airport. A new third runway is also being planned as part of the 2013 Master Plan as it is forecasted that the existing two runways will reach full capacity between 2018 and 2022.


Image: The international terminal at Melbourne Airport. Photo: File image.