Due to the influx of passengers, Cork Airport required a new terminal and supporting infrastructure, giving rise to a 28,300 m² expansion project and increasing the airport’s capacity to 3 million passengers per year. The building was constructed by BAM Contractors (formerly known as Rohcon) in conjunction with airport designers HOK International and Jacobs International.
Involved in the complete project from the outset, our role was to develop designs for highly aesthetic and bespoke stair structures and balustrades with materials that included metal, glass and stone. Additionally, we created a decorative wall and column cladding that facilitated air movement and ventilation whilst providing considerable robustness. Many other bespoke trims, rails and screens were provided.
Although the scope of the project gradually increased as time progressed and tight deadlines and budget constraints were challenging, we delivered high quality results to the agreed specification in time for the official opening in August 2006.