Construction company MCM has won a $128m contract for the eastern expansion of terminal 4 of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, US.
The contract was awarded by the Broward County Commission.
Scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2016, the work includes expansion of the new eastern concourse G, which replaced the existing concourse H in July.
MCM will demolish concourse H by mid 2017, reconfigure the security screening checkpoint and build new offices apart from constructing a new building for Federal Inspection Services.
Currently, concourse G has 34,000ft² concession area featuring new restaurants and shops,an improved duty free store, new restrooms, expanded seating and an interactive walkway art project.The $450m terminal 4 expansion and modernisation project is being undertaken in two phases (western and eastern).
The project will expand concession space from 2,000ft² to approximately 34,000ft² square feet. The new concourse will have 14 gates – 12 for international and domestic flights, and two exclusively for domestic services.
The US Customs and Border Protection Inspection Area will more than double in size and will implement new technologies to streamline the inspection process.
A connector bridge will connect the new terminal with terminal 3, for the travellers to move post-security.
The terminal will provide free Wifi and will have several electronic charging stations.
The terminal is expected to be completed by early 2018.
Image:Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport .Photo: courtesy of MCM.