Signal Management Group has recently completed a major expansion of the Dunedin Airport terminal building, substantially increasing its departure lounge capacity. The security screening area also doubled in size, with the latest security scanning technology having been installed as part of the project.
The project has seen the construction of a new first floor area in what was a ‘void space’ in the centre of existing terminal building, an area unseen by passengers. Signal Management Group led the project since 2017 as the airport's project and construction manager.
The project was needed due to increasing passenger numbers (pre-Covid) meaning that there was a lack of room in the departure lounge and long queues through the terminal. Planning and design work started in 2017 with construction getting underway in late 2018.
Construction staging was complex, with significant planning and numerous sub-stages of work required to reduce impact on passengers. Seismic strengthening of the existing building was included in the project scope and a new airbridge has also been installed.