Kavanagh Tuite successfully teamed up with Arup to support daa to deliver the new South Gates facility within Dublin Airport. The South Gates were constructed airside on a live airport campus where the challenges of security and safety added to the project complexity.
This €22 million boarding gate area was officially opened on 11th December, 2017. Located south of Terminal 2, work on the new area started early in 2017 on a fast track programme. This facility will service nine aircraft stands on the South Apron providing a comfortable waiting area from which passengers will be able to walk directly to the aircraft for boarding. The new South Gates area, which will be used mainly by Aer Lingus for flights to the UK and continental Europe, has five boarding gates serving nine aircraft parking stands.
The South Gates boarding area is part of a €100 million plus investment programme at Dublin Airport this year, as improvements are made to existing passenger and airfield areas and new facilities are delivered.
The facility comprises a single storey structure of lightweight modular construction to meet the demands of the rapid construction programme. The 2,200 square metre facility was built offsite in 80 modules and then transported to Dublin Airport for final assembly. The gates have been designed to accommodate departing flights in the busy early morning period and arriving flights in the evening.
The new facility can also be segregated so that departing and arriving passengers can be processed at the same time. Shuttle buses will transport passengers to and from the new boarding gates. The new building can accommodate almost 1,000 passengers and includes a café, toilets, baby changing facilities and a workstation area with plugs and charging points.
For more information, see https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/detail/dublin-airport-opens-new-boarding-gate-area