AJ100 practice Grimshaw has scooped the prized project to redevelop New York’s famous John F Kennedy airport (JFK)
The firm, which is working on a number of major airport schemes around the world including the expansion of London’s Heathrow, was appointed by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as part of the successful Mott MacDonald-led team.
Together the companies have been asked by Governor’s Airport Advisory Panel to come up with a 30-year vision plan, expected to drive investment up to US$10 billion, which will revitalise the hub and ‘place it among the ranks of world-class airports’.
As well as immediate improvements, the masterplan includes overhauling the main terminal, gates, aircraft parking and airfield capacity as well as airport transportation access and parking systems, cargo facilities and airside support facilities such as fuelling, de-icing, maintenance and cogeneration.
Grimshaw partner-in-charge Mark Husser described the proposed revamp as ‘great and timely’ adding: ‘We’ve been in New York now for 16 years and have been honoured to design significant urban infrastructure projects for the city, and JFK is an enormously exciting opportunity to make a difference for the region.’
Chris Chalk, Mott MacDonald’s global aviation practice leader and project manager for the revitalisation of JFK Airport, said: ‘Our goal is to reestablish JFK among the premier league of airports and to make it the world’s city hub of choice.
‘Together with our key partner Grimshaw, we are redeveloping the future of airports from London Heathrow to Auckland, New Zealand. We are also committed to maximising the minority and women-owned enterprise component of the work.’
Meanwhile construction work is continuing at JFK on the conversion of Eero Saarinen’s landmark Trans World Flight Center (1962) into a 505-room hotel which is due to open next year.
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