Glasgow International Airport

Contemporary remodelling works for the modern traveller.

East Pier Extension - £3m

Glasgow Airport is investing £3M on extending one of its three piers (East). The programme of works will involve the construction of a 2 -storey, 1,400 square metre extension to its East pier to serve six stands and associated gate areas for departing passengers.  The project is due for completion by Spring 2015.
Hulley and Kirkwood were appointed by Glasgow Airport to join a team of professionals, engaged to develop the proposed pier extension from concept to construction.
The client brief was unambiguous in respect of the over-arching requirements for the project: a new facility delivered quickly, efficiently, economically, simple but coordinated, aesthetic and with minimum disruption to the existing air traffic and passenger movement.
Hulley and Kirkwood were responsible for the specification and design of the full suite of internal mechanical and electrical systems (small power, HVAC, lighting, lift, public health etc.) and fully supported the airport specific systems of FiDS, access control, communications, PA and CCTV.  Our duties also required us to support airfield flood lighting and the safe-dock stand guidance systems externally.
The project realised a further extension to main terminal LTHW primary mains heating system, designed by Hulley and Kirkwood under a separate and previous appointment with the Airport.
The project design and delivery was complicated by the requirement to maintain existing services to minimise the impact on the Airport’s day to day operation.

Steam Heating System Replacement - £2.2m

Hulley & Kirkwood were initially appointed by BAA Glasgow to undertake a feasibility study and report for the replacement of the main campus/terminal steam heating system which was now regarded as a life expired asset. The study was to consider all viable options for a replacement heating system, with particular regard to energy, carbon, disruption, programme, capital cost and life cycle cost, all intended to inform an Option and Construction decision at board level. On successful completion of the report, we were further engaged by the Client in 2012 to develop the preferred solution to detailed design, tender, award and for the construction phases of the system implementation.

The solution resulted in a complete and new low temperature hot water installation serving the Main Terminal, Skyhub, International Extension and East Pier comprising:

  • New Rooftop Packaged Plant Room (4.5 MW)

  • Expanse of New Heating Mains Circuits (x3)

  • Terminal Devices (PHEs, Calorifiers etc.)

  • Natural Gas

  • Automatic Controls/Building Energy Management

Our input extended to the load assessment, plant selection and distribution system detailed design. The project was complicated by the nature of the ‘live’ terminal site and a very fixed seasonal window of opportunity when the old steam system was inactive. Establishing new services routes and plant space within the existing building presented a significant challenge and this was one factor which led the design team to the solution of a new rooftop package plant space. Local alterations and plant were required at distributed plant zones which required a detailed coordination exercise.

The projects successful delivery was largely due to a proactive and partnering ethos from the outset between the Client, Engineer and Contractor resulted in a successful deployment of the design. The project was completed on time and within target cost, and early figures relating to gas consumption are already returning a substantial monetary benefit to the Client.

“Space” Project - £2m

Hulley & Kirkwood were appointed by BAA Glasgow to join a team of professionals, engaged to undertake remodelling works within the Main Terminal and International Departure Lounge (known collectively as ‘Space Project’).

The project was multi-faceted and constituted the following major elements:

  • Remove existing BA ticket desk and replace with a new BA desk and retail unit.
  • Construct three new retail units to the 1st floor.
  • New ceilings and luminaires to general circulation.
  • Transform the existing barrel vaults’ area using feature/ambience lighting.
  • New flooring tiles over existing granite.
  • Remove existing retail unit to IDL and return floor-plate to waiting area.

Our input extended to routine shell and core M&E services, including the necessary support to airport specific systems like access control, public address and Flight Information Display Systems (FiDS). As a separate commission we were appointed to provide M&E fit-out designs for a number of the retail units constructed. Key to our design input on the project was the bespoke LED lighting design for the barrel vaults which brought together the whole Design Team and Client to ensure an aesthetic, safe, efficient and maintainable installation. The project was complicated by the nature of the ‘live’ terminal site and a very diverse and expansive group of stakeholders. All design works were carried out in-house.

BA Galleries Lounge - £1m

Hulley & Kirkwood were appointed by British Airways to join a team of professionals, engaged to undertake remodelling works within the Domestic Departures Terminal, of an existing uninhabited lounge facility.

The project was multi-faceted and constituted the following major elements:

  • Remove/retain existing infrastructure and common services as necessary.
  • New mechanical and electrical services throughout to facilitate requirements of interior design package, including specialist furniture installations.
  • New lighting scheme in conjunction with specialist lighting consultant.
  • Fit out of new kitchen facility.
  • Refurbishment of existing toilet facilities.