The particular scheme which Ramboll is involved in is the design of perimeter roads, internal roads and the development of a new interchange on the E11 highway, with associated utilities, grading and demolition works, relocation of existing utilities, retaining walls, traffic control equipment, landscaping, irrigation and signage works.
The overall expansion programme will essentially create a completely new airport. At the southernmost part of the site are the existing terminals and associated buildings, north of which is the existing runway.
The expansion project will create a second parallel runway on the northernmost part of the site. New terminals and associated buildings (including a control tower and police and fire stations) will also be built on the midfield area between the two runways. Once these new facilities are complete, the existing terminals will be phased out.
Ramboll is working as a structural sub-consultant to Diwi Consult International GmbH. The timeframe for the design is very tight, leading us to split the workload between our Southampton and India offices in order to maximise efficiency.