Woods Bagot wins Perth Airport expansion project
Woods Bagot has landed the first phase of an airport scheme in Australia with a deal to expand Perth Airport’s international terminal.
The airport in Western Australia, where England’s cricketers jetted in to begin this year’s Ashes tour, will undergo a AUS$600 million (£370 million) makeover to cope with the city’s growing international reputation.
The Australia-based practice, which has a London studio of 100 based at Oxford Street, beat tough competition to land the job which is due to be completed by October 2012.
Woods Bagot will run the project from its Perth studio but draw on expertise in London, Hong Kong and North America.
Perth is known for being one of the world’s most isolated cities, but Woods Bagot principal James Berry, who is based in London, said: “Perth is experiencing an unprecedented boom and has become a major international destination as big business flocks to take advantage of the growth in the resources industry.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a world-class international airport for the city.”
The plan is to create a single airport hub by relocating the existing domestic terminals there.
The overall cost of the entire 10-year project to expand all the Australian airport’s terminals and facilities is AUS$1 billion (£620 million).