• UK architect appointed for commercial design work
  • Enabling works tender expected this year

The UK’s Leslie Jones Architecture has been appointed by Dubai Airports to carry out the commercial design work for Al-Maktoum International airport.

Simon Scott, head of international business at the firm, will be leading the project.

Al-Maktoum International is Dubai’s largest single scheme. It involves $32bn-worth of investment and building, in two stages, an airport with ultimate capacity to handle about 250 million passengers a year.

Once the first phase is complete, a second phase will start that will involve five runways, another terminal building and more concourses. The entire development will cover an area of 56 square kilometres.

The concept design for the new terminal has been completed by a team of Lebanon’s Dar al-Handasah and France’s ADPI.

MEED reported in February that the award of the enabling works for the project’s first phase had been delayed.

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