Mace and Arcadis to manage Schiphol Airport expansion

UK contractor Mace and Dutch multidisciplinary consultant Arcadis are to manage the delivery of a new terminal and pier at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

Mace will run the construction and project management of the terminal, with Arcadis acting as a subconsultant; the two will form a joint venture to handle the pier.

The pier will consist of a three-storey building with 50,000 sq m of occupied space. It will have five wide-body gates on its north and south sides, with the south also available for use by six narrow-body aircraft.

The aim is to begin using the pier by December 2019.  

The 100,000 sq m terminal, which will add 14 million to the capacity of the airport, is due to be operational by 2023.

Jason Millett, Mace’s chief operating officer for consultancy, said: "The expansion of capacity at Schiphol is one of the largest and most high profile aviation projects in the world, so we’re thrilled that they have chosen to appoint ourselves and Arcadis to deliver the next stage of their growth.

"Realistically, there aren’t many companies in the world that are able to deliver complex and challenging infrastructure programmes like this. That Schiphol has chosen a British construction company for this role represents is a big vote of confidence in our national ability to deliver at this level."

Schiphol has grown to become one of Europe’s busiest airports. It now employs 65,000 people and in 2016 it welcomed more than 64 million passengers and handled 1.7 million tonnes of cargo.

In the next 10 years Schiphol will be transformed and extended by the Schiphol Capital Programme.

This includes several investment projects including modifications to landside infrastructure and parking facilities, modifications to the station area and real estate developments.

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  1. If only all such massive airports concentrated on the main problem which beset so many of them! I refer to the incidence of flight delays which can disrupt the travel plans of so many passengers! I know that Schiphol does provide as much as it can to help passengers to offset such a problem! However they are mostly dependent on Airlines and weather conditions in most cases where delays occur! No doubt this planned expansion will certainly be welcome especially if it can lessen such delays!

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