Delivering a 20-year blueprint to meet the long-term needs of Hong Kong, we led the Hong Kong International Airport Masterplan 2030 study – helping strengthen the airport’s position as a major international and regional hub.
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) creates huge economic value for the region. When the masterplan project was conceived, Hong Kong’s aviation industry generated (HK)$78 billion in value-added, comprising 4.6 percent of the country’s GDP. The masterplan aimed to enable HKIA to continue to grow without constraints and maintain its competitiveness among neighbouring airports.
As lead consultant for the study, we provided a comprehensive assessment of the airport’s operational requirements up to 2030 and beyond. The masterplan was based on adding a third parallel runway and a 50-gate, wide-bodied remote satellite concourse, situated on a 650-hectare reclamation to the north of the existing airport island.
Conducting a detailed analysis of the terminal area, we assessed how to convert the existing Terminal 2 departures building into a full 50 million passenger departures and arrivals terminal. This represented a major revision of previous planning ideas as previous masterplanning had only considered a duel parallel runway configuration.
Leading an experienced international team of sub-consultants, including cost estimators and environmentalists, as well as planners with expertise in airports, airfields, terminals, retail facilities, urban and real estate development, and road and rail networks, we completed the study within a year. The planning process interfaced with multiple adjacent government-led infrastructure projects within the vicinity of HKIA including the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.
We continue to support the development of HKIA on the major Terminal 2 expansion and Third Runway Concourse projects.