Benoy-designed Bahrain International Airport revamp to start in October

Following the completion of initial preparatory infrastructure work for the new Bahrain International Airport (BIA), work on the $1.1 billion project is set to start in October.

Benoy, as sub-consultant to Hill International Middle East, will carry out interior design activities for the new passenger terminal building, which is being developed as part of the Bahrain Airport Modernization Program.

The concept design for the terminal building’s interiors has drawn on the natural assets and culture of Bahrain, Benoy said in a statement.

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The preparatory work, which includes the destruction of old buildings and the removal of old cables and placing of new ones, is in its final stages, Transportation and Telecommunication Minister Kamal Ahmed told Gulf Daily News.

The foundation work also included the transfer of Bahrain Aviation Fuelling Company facilities, the building of a main access security gate, the setting up of a new fire station, and the establishment of new staff car parks.

The BIA will have the capacity to hold 14 million passengers.