Aviation

Addressing the complex challenges presented by airports in both their urban and regional context requires a holistic approach and we respond to that challenge by integrating creativity and innovation within an evidence-based way of working.

We have the ability to assemble a custom-designed and world-wide experienced project team, bringing together the best skills and talent from inside our company and trusted project partners to deliver the level of Aviation expertise required to deliver successfully. 

Our team have experience of Airport planning from regional airport refurbishments & extensions to the delivery of major new gateway airports.  With our strong knowledge of aviation policy, licensing issues Worldwide, including the requirements and best practice recommendations of ICAO, IATA, CAA, FAA and GACA.

We bring lessons learnt from our diverse range of experience working with Airport owners, operators, airlines, baggage handling groups and end users from logistics and management of cargo to defining passenger requirements, passenger modelling.

Our worldwide experienced sustainability team contribute to the long term planning of providing sustainable solutions.  Supporting airport owners and operators in achieving internationally recognised awards in sustainability, reducing energy consumption and therefore OPEX, seeking innovate means of reducing the carbon impact, providing alternative renewables energies where desirable.  We are at the forefront of low energy design: we strive to deliver airports that have less carbon emissions and are more sustainable, we deliver projects that do not cost the earth.


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News

03/10/2013

Following a public bid process, Buro Happold has been selected by the Italian National Civil Aviation Authority to carry out energy audits and efficiency studies across fifteen airports in southern Italy, all of varying passenger...

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King Khaled International Airport
Buro Happold

News

02/10/2013

Buro Happold is working alongside HOK architects and SADECO (the Saudi branch of NACO) to realise this ambitious development project for King Khaled International Airport which will see the amalgamation of Terminals 3 and 4 into...

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Buro Happold

Project

23/11/2011

The New Doha International Airport (NDIA), located in Doha, Qatar, will serve as the official gateway to the Middle East and set the benchmark in airport service standards, efficiency, and passenger convenience. Opening...

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Haramain High Speed Rail
Buro Happold

News

19/02/2014

Buro Happold has been involved in nine of the 25 biggest construction projects across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. The multitude of Buro Happold projects featured on the list is testament to the Gulf region a

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Flooding
Buro Happold

Blog

10/01/2014

While the recent storms buffeting the UK can’t be compared, in terms of quantum of impact, to the recent polar vortex in North America or the devastating typhoon that hit the Philippines in November 2013, they have on

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Communications and Intellectual Capital
Buro Happold

Blog

18/12/2013

In December 2013 the UK Government published its latest National Infrastructure Plan, and in response we're posting a series of blogs which highlight those aspects that caught our attention. In our third blog we look at wh

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Air UK – the hub of the debate?
Buro Happold

News

18/12/2013

Even with the Davis Commission there is a major question the UK still seems unable to face up to; do we need a large hub airport in the UK to remain appropriately connected to the rest of the world? The general consensus

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A problem and a solution that affects us all. Or does it?
Buro Happold

Blog

18/12/2013

It’s difficult to know which is the best solution for the UK and London; a Boris Island hub or the proposed incremental distribution of airports option.  It’s currently hard to clearly hear the facts that outli

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Buro Happold

Blog

17/12/2013

Does the UK need a new large hub airport? Or can we achieve an acceptable level of global connectivity by increasing the number of runways spread across existing UK locations such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and some

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Philip Bates
Buro Happold

Blog

10/12/2013

Last week the UK Government published its latest National Infrastructure Plan, and to celebrate the event we will be posting a series of blogs on different aspects of the plan. The aim is not to provide a definitive summary...

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Y magazine - Issue two
Buro Happold

News

02/12/2013

What image do you conjure up in your mind if we say the word ‘engineer’ to you? Stereotypical responses cover anything from a backroom geek or hands-on practitioner, to dashing larger than life orchestrators of the great leaps...

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Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Buro Happold

News

08/10/2013

The new international terminal at Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku has officially opened. Ilham Aliyev, Azerbaijan’s president recently attending the ribbon cutting ceremony for the...

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Buro Happold

Project

07/08/2013

The current King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah is Saudi Arabia's third largest air facility and occupies an area of 102 km². Jeddah is close to Islam's holy cities of Mecca and Medina and the Hajj Terminal...

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Buro Happold

Blog

05/08/2013

For those unfamiliar with the acronym, 3BL stands for the Triple Bottom Line (or people, planet and profit). It captures a spectrum of values and criteria for measuring success: economic, ecological, and social. ...

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Copyright Yuanyuan Xie 123rf
Happold Consulting

Blog

17/07/2013

Heathrow Airport has today unveiled three options for a new runway, saying each one could be brought forward more quickly and at less cost that rival proposals revealed by the Mayor of London earlier in the week. Heathrow is...

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Buro Happold

Blog

12/07/2013

Ramadan started in the Middle East on Wednesday (10th July) after the moon sighting committee had spotted the crescent moon and it will last for 29 or...

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Phil 1
Buro Happold

Opinion

02/01/2013

The recent flurry of reports, blogs and commentaries discussing the likelihood of an occurrence of the Peak Car effect in the UK has largely focused on the social implications of us falling out of love with our...

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Airport escalator
Buro Happold

Project

03/03/2012

London City Airport’s Master Plan sets out a major growth and development plans through to 2030. It was developed in response to the Government’s Aviation White Paper, ‘The Future of Air Transport’, which requires specified airport operators to outline their vision for growth up to 2030.

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Buro Happold

Project

03/03/2012

The Commonisation Project at Birmingham International Airport involved infilling the double height space in the link building that connects Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 with a new floor plate, allowing the creation of a centralised arrivals and departures facility. The scheme also entails significant reconfiguration of the existing facilities.

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Buro Happold

Project

16/11/2011

The brief called for a new exhibition hall to be built at the RAF Museum Hendon, in addition to a new shop, cafe and car park areas. The project also involved the refurbishment of existing buildings on site. The additional...

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Buro Happold

Project

16/05/2011

King Khaled International Airport is located on the north-east of the city of Riyadh and is recognised in the city’s development plan as the greatest opportunity in Riyadh to develop a major cutting edge mixed use employment,...

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Buro Happold

Project

16/05/2011

Our client TAG (Techniques de Avante garde) Aviation aspires to create the most modern airports dedicated to business aviation in Europe while maintaining a sense of discretion and privacy. TAG Aviation established an...

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Buro Happold

Project

04/05/2011

Originally designed to serve short-haul flights, Heathrow’s Terminal 4 has grown in use since it first opened in 1986. Now home to 45 airlines, the project to upgrade the facility to meet modern demands will bring the building...

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Heathrow T3 Futures Thumbnail
Buro Happold

Project

04/05/2011

Heathrow is one of the world’s busiest airports and handles more international travellers than any other, serving flights to over 90 countries. With an outstanding and iconic history, terminal 3 has undergone a series of projects...

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Aviation Capability Statement

Sector Director

Buro Happold

Zoë Metcalfe

Aviation Director


Sector Partner

Buro Happold

Neil Squibbs

Partner


Regional leaders

Northern Europe

Buro Happold

Mike Cooper

Partner


North America

Buro Happold

David Herd

Partner


Middle East

Buro Happold Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell

Partner