Ford Civil secures contract with Sydney Airport to transform the international arrivals experience | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

A major construction contract that will transform the international terminal experience at Sydney Airport has been awarded to an Arncliffe company.

Contractor Ford Civil will lead the design of the international forecourt for T1 arrivals, which will increase space for travelers, visitors and staff.

The work includes a refocused exterior design with 10,000 square feet of new paving, more greenery with elevated gardens featuring over 60 species of plants, 31 new benches, improved signage and a contemporary cafe with eight tables and 32 chairs.

Once completed, the outdoor forecourt will provide international travelers with a more welcoming experience in Australia that embodies the spirit of Sydney, as well as providing a calm and comfortable space for people to rest, relax and reconnect with loved ones after a long flight.

Welcome: The design aims to provide a welcoming place for international travelers.  Image: Supplied/Hassell Landscape Architect

Welcome: The design aims to provide a welcoming place for international travelers. Image: Supplied/Hassell Landscape Architect

To provide a better connection to Country, Sydney Airport has also partnered with indigenous landscape architects Jiwah to create a sustainable, indigenous green space.

The airport also works with the Gujaga Foundation to create a stronger bond with the local community by using the traditional names, customs and meanings behind the flora.

The revitalized space is expected to open in late 2022.

Ford Civil has recently completed projects in Sutherland Shire including a staircase on the esplanade walk to Zimzalas in South Cronulla, the car park in Wattamolla, remediation of the oyster lease area in Woolooware and the roadworks/crossing outside Shark Park.

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