Halcrow has a long history of involvement in the development of Glasgow Airport, dating back to 1994. Our latest project is the Skyhub, a new three storey extension to the main terminal building that has allowed the airport’s operator BAA to centralised the search area, increase airside retail and reduce security queuing times.
The new £32 million building also gives BAA the terminal capacity it needs up to 2020, and improves passengers’ experience and enhances the overall perception of the airport.
Halcrow was responsible for all the civil and structural engineering design for the Skyhub and for the refurbishment of existing terminal buildings. The new structure has been designed to withstand blast loadings, so our role included carrying out bomb blast analysis and design.
Our previous knowledge of the airport buildings and infrastructure helped both with the design process and with managing key interfaces with BAA’s retail and operations activities, the Department for Transport and security. The existing terminal operations had to be maintained at all times during the works, which led to construction being carried out in a phased sequence.
The completed building is operationally efficient and satisfies all terminal management criteria.