King Abdulaziz International Airport

Faithful+Gould is providing cost and programme management services for the expansion of the King Abdulaziz International airport in Jeddah. The multi billion dollar project covers 15 km2 of land and comprises over 20 new building facilities.

Key features include:

A new 30 million passenger per annum terminal, with a built up area of 680,000 square meters, ranking amongst the top 10 worldwide in capacity and size. A high speed rail station and transportation centre to bring together passengers of trains, cars, buses and airplanes alike; the 12,000 m² station has six tracks and 450m long platforms. The transportation centre will also boast an aquarium. An air traffic control tower to be the world’s tallest at 136m.

A new mosque is being designed to house over 2,000 worshippers, an airport city comprising of a 5 star hotel, shops, offices and business centre. As well as the largest baggage handling system in the world.

The scale, complexity and urgency of this massive job demands a remarkable range of skills from across the group. Faithful+Gould is planning the control and co-ordination of multiple contractors moving 40,000 workers and 1000 deliveries, 10,000 m3 of concrete daily and 150 tower cranes onto the site at peak.

Working as an extension of the client’s team, we are responsible for construction planning and sequencing to ensure the project is delivered on time and to budget.

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