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Hansen Yuncken delivers upgrade on budget and on time

Hansen Yuncken
The Hansen Yuncken Newcastle Airport project team is one of the main reasons they won this significate local project.
Hansen Yuncken is only a couple of years off reaching 100 years in Australia and for the last 10 years in Newcastle have been building select teams to suit local projects, the Newcastle Airport project team being a great example.
This Design and Construct project gave the client the major advantage of Hansen Yuncken’s knowledge of Airports around the country.
The design team including Hansen Yuncken in house designers, Schreiber Hamilton Architects, MPC and Webb electrical consultants worked collaboratively with the Newcastle Airport to achieve above expectations whilst maintaining budgets.
The Hansen Yuncken project team excelled in:
• Programing
• Engagement of subcontractors, nearly all of which were local
• Working with the Airport’s operations.
The Hansen Yuncken systems and procedures also received acknowledgement, winning Hansen Yuncken’s internal CEO audit award last year.
The terminal upgrade project reached practical completion on 17 August 2015, “on budget and on time”.
The $14 million upgrade and expansion works is Stage one of a three stage Master plan. The expansion work allows for the capacity of International flights (The new arrivals terminal has dedicated Border Agency facilitates, with integrated Border Agencies for the Departures lounge). The upgrade works included a full refurbishment of the existing terminal with increased retail facilities, Café and Dining facilities.
The $14 million expansion works consisted of four stages of work, whilst the Airport facility remained operational 24 hrs day, 7 days a week:
Stage One – 2,600 sqm extension to existing terminal facility including airside asphalt upgrade works.
Stage Two - Refurbish existing arrivals hall into new retail and dining area, with extended seating area and external work extension to awnings (including conversion of the existing external baggage breakdown area) and extension of building line to the Landside.
Stage Three – New secure screening and check-in area, new amenities (separate amenities facilities for the check-in hall) and external work to extend the awnings.
Stage Four – New arrivals lounge with bar, café and seating facilities.
The new extended arrivals terminal has capacity for international flights with dedicated border agency facilities (including Customs, Quarantine and Immigration) and new Café facilities.
The Newcastle Airport Project will be the first Airport in Australia to have the three Border agencies amalgamated into a shared space. The design process for the border agencies was a detailed and extensive process to ensure that all three agencies signed off on the final layout, finishes and fixtures.
Phases 2 – 4 included extension to the external awnings and upgrade to existing services (electrical, mechanical and hydraulic services), new retail, dining, café and bar facilities and new toilet facilities at a re-configured check-in area.