To keep up with unprecedented growth in passenger numbers, Dunedin International Airport’s carpark has been expanded, with an additional 350 spaces and improved flooding resilience to prepare for a busy future.
In recent years, Dunedin International Airport (one of only five international airports in New Zealand) has experienced unprecedented growth in demand, reaching the magic one million passengers per annum mark in 2018.
Given this strong growth in passenger numbers and the fact flights are on average 80% full, the airport's outdated carpark had reached full capacity. This led to passengers parking their vehicles in awkward positions or, in some cases, turning away from the congested carpark all together.
To address this problem and prepare for even greater traffic volumes, Dunedin International Airport Limited engaged Beca to lead the upgrade of their parking facilities. Working closely with the client, our Dunedin team provided design, civil engineering, construction monitoring and contract administration services for this project.
With construction now complete, users of Dunedin International Airport are now able to enjoy the convenience of 350 additional parking spaces, spread over 9200m2 of a newly paved area. Improved flood resilience has also been integrated into the design thanks to a 120 metre long, 525 millimetre deep culvert that draws floodwater away from the area.
Attractive landscaping works complete the picture, forming an even more attractive gateway to New Zealand's stunning Otago region.