Nelson Airport Terminal - In Progress

Nelson Airport

Project: Build

Role: Subcontractor responsible for building terminal

Report to: Main Contractor - Naylor Love

Location: Nelson Airport

Client: Nelson Airport Ltd.

Value: $6m

Contract period: August 2017 till September 2019

Consultants: Studio Pacific Architects -Wellington, Dunning Thornton Structural Engingeers - Wellington 

Nelson Airport

Gibbons have linked up with national construction firms Naylor Love and Fulton Hogan, on the $32 million Nelson Airport new terminal project which is scheduled to take 20 months. The need for the new terminal has been spurred by the huge growth in passenger numbers the terminal was seeing. 

The very technical build features timber prominently throughout and a unique roof structure has been designed to mimic the western ranges, which can be viewed through the "floor to ceil­ing" windows. The completed building will showcase Nelson grown and processed Nelson Pine Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL). The roof structure comprises 56 large triangle sections which have been prefabricated offsite to expediate the pro­gramme by Gibbons. These were then carted to the project site via the airports operational taxiway in between air traffic move­ments. Gibbons crane division was instrumental in erecting the roof sections into place. 

Construction within a 'live' airport and dealing with the height­ened awareness around debris and airborne risks to aircraft has also been a real challenge and one which we have successfully achieved without incident. This is a stunning building that cap­tures the imagination and we are proud to be a major subcon­tractor tasked with its delivery.