From Aalborg to Zurich – The Design Solution’s 100th Terminal

Posted: 11 February 2013 | THE DESIGN SOLUTION | No comments yet

The Design Solution has been appointed to assist in the design concepts for a transformation to the main Terminal…

Aberdeen Airport

The Design Solution has been appointed to assist in the design concepts for a transformation to the main Terminal at Aberdeen International Airport. This marks the 100th airport terminal that they have been involved with.   Aberdeen Airport’s strategic location, close to the North Sea oil fields and some of the UK’s most remarkable countryside, has led to significant growth in recent times resulting in the airport achieving the accolade of “Fastest Growing Airport in the UK for 2011” with further growth of over 8% in 2012. Forecast future growth highlighted in the airports recently published Master Plan has resulted in a requirement for the terminal to be redeveloped to include increased security search areas larger airline lounges, increased seating capacity and more generous circulation routes as well as enhanced commercial facilities which are all strategically required.

With their experience of working on all aspects of terminal planning, The Design Solution has been selected to consult on the transformation of the terminal, which will include a strategic review of the current facilities and a total re-planning exercise to create a terminal that will satisfy anticipated passenger growth going forward.

“Firstly it is a great privilege to have been selected for the project and secondly for an airport in the UK to mark our 100th terminal” stated Robbie Gill, managing director of The Design Solution.  ”In 1990 we were appointed on the first expansion of North Terminal in Gatwick which was our first major airport project.  We have worked with all airports in the Heathrow Holdings Group across the world with Aberdeen being the exception, and now we have the full pack.  Over the years we have become a total specialist in the travel retail business; working for airports, some of the most important travel retail businesses and a number of the leading worldwide brands.  It has been an amazing journey.  We have worked in so many countries around the world and it is great to have another project so close to home.

Carol Benzie, Commercial Director at Aberdeen International Airport commented: “Having listened to the views of our passengers, airlines and other business partners, we recognise the need for a significant change to our current terminal layout, if we are to meet the desired standards of service, which we publically commit to provide to all of our customers. We look forward to working with The Design Solution in conjunction with our own local experts to begin this exciting stage in the Aberdeen International Airports’ journey.”

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