Melbourne Airport International Retail Hall

Melbourne Airport International Retail Hall

Architectus is leading the design on Melbourne Airport’s largest ever upgrade. The $330 million international terminal expansion, separated into T2 Expansion Projects 1 & 2 and Gates areas, has added 25 000 m² of new space.

Stage one of T2 Expansion Projects 1 & 2 was completed in 2010 with construction of a new outbound international passenger security  and customs processing zone.

An entirely new international passenger precinct has been created along with a major redevelopment of existing facilities, adding more than 17 000 m2 of new passenger lounge, café, duty free and specialty shop space to T2. The new precinct features ten metre high windows to provide spectacular views across the airfield.

Work began in spring 2007 with the construction of a new inbound baggage hall and provision of 3000 m2 for the new passenger processing area on the south side of the existing concourse. In 2009, a new 5000 m2 building footprint was established on the north side, which houses outbound baggage handling and a new retail precinct.

On apron level, the baggage halls improve the volume of baggage delivery for outbound flights by an estimated 50%. The baggage halls have been carefully designed to provide natural light and outlook for building occupants whilst achieving the highest levels of OH+S compliance. The design has been tailored to accommodate a state-of-the-art baggage handling system incorporating all screening provisions required by customs, security, and quarantine. In the retail precinct, passengers and visitors pass through a range of spaces of distinct Melbourne character.

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