Newcastle Airport International Upgrade
APP were engaged by the Newcastle Airport to provide project management expertise to deliver the fit out of the international passenger processing areas within Newcastle Airport Terminal.
The project involved implementing security technology, communication & IT infrastructure, passenger screening equipment and specialised joinery and furniture.
APP’s role involved detailed stakeholder coordination with Border Agency Groups, authorities, technical design consultants, Principal Contractor and the airport to manage the design development, procurement and construction phases over an 18 month period.
APP’s involvement ensured:
• The designs were coordinated to satisfy stringent security protocols, whilst maximising operational efficiencies for both the Border Agency Groups and Newcastle Airport;
• APP’s hands on approach to managing the delivery phase resulted in the project being completed;
o Within budget and program;
o Without Lost Time Injuries
Godbee Electrical installed the new lighting and power services and a Cat6A data cabling system for the Customs fit out.
The contract also included management of the necessary modifications and integration of the building's existing Fire Detection and Audio systems.
SDA were engaged as Principal Design Consultant (PDC) for the duration of the project.
SDA’s scope of works incorporated the design, documentation, consultant engagement and coordination and construction of both inbound and outbound passenger processing areas for use by Border Agencies comprising Customs, Immigration and Quarantine.
Inbound processing areas include arrivals, ECP modules, interview rooms, general office areas, treatment and res, detained goods, health, baggage reclaim and collection, x-ray screening and baggage examination. Outbound processing areas include front declaration desk, departures, OCP modules, interview rooms, PAX screen and search, X-ray screening and baggage examination.
One major component of this project was the direct liaising and coordination with Australian Border Agencies, including but not limited to Customs, Immigration, Quarantine and Australian Border Force departments. This process involved initially meeting face to face in Canberra to ascertain each of their specific brief requirements necessary to operate an international passenger processing terminal. Building on this, continual coordination with each agency to ensure the proposed design and layout met their brief requirements, specifically functional and security requirements. Comprehensive Room Data Sheets were compiled to collate all of these requirements into one document which could then be used as a basis for both the initial design as well as reviewing against throughout the process.
As Hunter based builders, Kingston Building Australia were thrilled to be selected to deliver the customs and immigration office fitout for the International Terminal at Newcastle Airport.
Kingston offered a value engineered, cost effective approach to suit the Airport’s budget and program without impacting on current domestic airport operations.
Kingston’s Managing Director, Mr Col Robards said “We are proud to have been part of the team that has facilitated International Flights to and from the Hunter Region. We completed the works under budget, ahead of program with no lost time injuries. The management of Newcastle Airport and APP were very professional and a great team of people to work with on this project”.
The works feature innovative use of sustainable timber in screening and soft, architectural designed furnishing of walls for noise attenuation. Attention to detail combined with refined craftsmanship and efficient processing facilities and equipment will provide enduring benefits for people using these facilities.
Kingston have won numerous awards for the quality and functionality of their interior fitouts. They have an enviable track record for delivering commercial, industrial, heritage and retail fitouts ahead of contract time and under budget.