Artist's impression of the check-in at Jersey airport. Image courtesy of Ports of Jersey
The project will see the integration of a new Arrivals facility into the existing Departures building and Departures relocated to a new first floor mezzanine. The refurbishment of four Departures gates will also be completed to link both arriving and departing passengers through to the existing pier which will be modernised.
Ramboll is delighted to be working with Ports of Jersey on this challenging scheme and has assembled a high calibre team to deliver their vision for the future of the airport. Building on our strong relationship with Ports of Jersey, as part of the consultancy services framework, Ramboll is providing project management and multidisciplinary design services supported by Chapman Taylor Architects and a number of Jersey based engineering, cost and planning consultants.
Scott Edgar, Project Director for Ramboll, commented “We are very excited by this opportunity to develop our longstanding relationship with the Ports of Jersey and assist them in delivering terminal facilities which provide a fitting, modern gateway to the island.”
Following the formal planning application submission in December 2017 and subject to approvals, the project will create an integrated Arrivals and Departures facility through the construction of a new 2,300 square-metre mezzanine extension to the existing Departures terminal building. The delivery of the new facilities will be phased to minimise the impact on the live airport environment, with the final phase seeing the demolition of the existing Arrivals terminal building addressing regulatory issues and also releasing valuable land on the constrained airport site for future development.
Group CEO for Ports of Jersey, Doug Bannister, outlined the company's plans for the future investment in Jersey Airport, saying, "This is an ambitious and exciting project that ultimately will see the creation of a 'new' airport that addresses our compliance requirements, provides a modern facility for our passengers and airline partners' future requirements and strives to enhance the overall passenger journey experience".
The overall budget for the project is £42m with construction work expected to start in autumn 2018 and likely to take up to three years to complete. This commission follows the successful completion of a number of projects in recent years on behalf of Ports of Jersey both at the airport and the island’s harbours, the most recent of which was the Airport Cargo Centre, located on the southern boundary of the airfield.
Major redevelopment of the terminal buildings at Jersey Airport will create a 'new' airport by re-configuring the existing departures terminal buildings to integrate a new arrivals facility. Value for money will be achieved by upgrading operational elements including security and lounge facilities at the same time as constructing a new mezzanine floor.