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Competition: Dublin Airport Operational Facilities

Dublin Airport
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The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is recruiting an architect to deliver a new suite of maintenance and operational facilities

The winner of the estimated £490,000 contract will draw up plans to relocate the airport’s auxiliary services which are currently located on the South Apron close to the main terminal buildings.

The project will create new premises for the airport’s snow base, debris control team, animal welfare centre, aircraft waste disposal unit, airline skips, bus parking and other services across three separate sites on the 1,000-hectare campus.

According to the brief: ‘The primary objective of this project is to relocate the airfield maintenance and operational facilities and building to three airside locations to help improve and steam line the airfield operations. This project will identify all services currently provided in the South Apron and develop detail designs for the relocation of these services to a suitable alternative location within the airport campus.

‘A feasibility study completed to date has identified the facilities in the South Apron and through stakeholder engagement three sites have been identified for the relocation of all facilities. This project will confirm the findings of the initial feasibility study and develop the scheme design to detail design.’

Located around 10km north of the Irish capital, Dublin airport is the busiest airport on the island and the 14th busiest airport in Europe. The DAA is currently developing a £284 million masterplan to deliver a new runway.

The airport’s original terminal building – designed by Desmond FitzGerald – first opened to passengers in 1940. A second facility – dubbed Terminal 1 – opened in 1972 and Pascall+Watson completed a new €600 million Terminal 2 at the airport eight years ago.

The latest project will deliver new maintenance and operational facilities for the airport on three separate sites within the campus.

Proposed facilities include an ‘FOD Control’ unit for maintaining the airfield and keeping runways free from debris, an animal welfare centre featuring stables for horses, several compactors, an aircraft foul waste disposal unit, an electrical substation and site offices.

The deadline for applications is 1pm on 10 October.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Oliver O’Neill
Dublin Airport
Co Dublin

Tel: +353 19449029
Email: oliver.oneill@daa.ie


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