Abu Dhabi Airports has selected a consortium of Pascall+Watson, RS&H and Buro Happold from the UK to work on the architectural and engineering framework for its Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The move by the airport is to meet the growing demands of passengers.
The consortium will also carry out Task Order Number 1, the design for the Midfield Terminal Complex landside support facilities.
The scope of works at the complex includes construction of a surface parking facility for 1,600 vehicles, a 3,600m² facility to manage goods and deliveries, a 2,450m² building for security and customs screening, and an airport employee car park for 1,500 vehicles.
As part of the architectural and engineering framework, the consortium has developed a template and identified solutions to meet challenging operational and development demands.
Pascall+Watson aviation director Alan Lamond said: "I am delighted that Pascall+Watson, RS&H and Buro Happold are working together in the UAE. Our unique blend of international experience and local expertise offers our airport clients a fully comprehensive architectural and engineering design service."
Buro Happold aviation director Zoe Metcalfe said: "The consortium's success was down to our collaborative working methods, aligned cultural values and passion for pioneering architecture and engineering. We look forward to nurturing our relationship and delivering value to our client at Abu Dhabi Airports."
RS&H global aviation vice-president Steve Pelham said: "This team brings world class expertise and the depth of experience necessary to fully support the on-going infrastructure investments of the Abu Dhabi Airports."
The multi-billion Midfield Terminal Complex (MTC) project will include a terminal building, passenger and cargo facilities, duty-free shops and restaurants, which will have the capacity to handle 30 million passengers a year.
Image: The consortium will create an architectural and engineering framework for Abu Dhabi Airports. Photo: courtesy of ADAC/Buro Happold.