Eindhoven Airport has selected Heijmans as contractor for the expansion of its existing passenger terminal at Eindhoven Airport. The provisional award of this contract by the Netherlands' second airport became final on 3 November 2022.
Heijmans won the tender thanks to the bid with the best price-quality ratio, which scored highly on cooperation, the proposed project organisation and the plan of action. The tender has an expected contract value of over € 30 million.
More comfort for the same passenger volume
The expansion will provide more comfort for passengers and employees, as there will soon be more space for airport processes and services. The airport is expanding the terminal because it is too small. The terminal was built for five million passengers a year. In 2019 (pre-Covid-19), the airport saw a total of 6.7 million passengers and the airport expects to return to that level.
The work involves expanding the terminal, including the baggage handling area, internal renovations in the departures hall and the widening of the arrivals hall. In total, the project involves about 10,000 m2 of additional terminal space. The current terminal is about 26,000 m2.
Design, planning and phasing
The final design will be ready in the first quarter of 2023 and construction is set to start in late 2023. The expansion will be completed in the second half of 2025. Sections of the expanded area will be taken into use in phases before the full completion of the project.
Objectives and ambitions
Eindhoven Airport feels the current terminal is too small to offer its passengers the desired quality and comfort. Eindhoven Airport also has the ambition to be CO2 neutral in 2030.
Heijmans will help the airport to achieve this ambition by contributing its knowledge and expertise as a construction team partner from the design phase onwards. This will include how the architect's design can be realised both technically and in terms of sustainability, plus how the construction process can be fitted into the normal operational routine at Eindhoven Airport.