Construction work has started on the new €331m (£277m) terminal at Zagreb Airport, based in Croatia’s capital city, after the concession for the airport was signed off on 6 December.
Operating company Medunarodna Zracna Luka Zagreb (MZLZ) won the tender to build Zagreb’s new 65,000m² terminal building, which will replace the airport’s current terminal.
MZLZ, a consortium formed of six airport operators and developers – Aéroports de Paris Management (20.77%), Bouygues Bâtiment (20.77%), Marguerite Fund (20.77%), IFC (17.58%), TAV Airports (15.0%) and Viadukt (5.11%) – will fund the design, build and maintenance of the new terminal for the next 30 years.
Of the €331m (£277m) invested in the project, €243m (£204m) will go towards the terminal’s design and construction, while €88m (£74m) will be used for the maintenance of the airport infrastructure over the entire period of the concession.
Designed by architects Branko Kincl, Velimir Neidhardt and Jure Radic, with support from the design office IGH, the new terminal will offer a greener, more environmentally friendly terminal to passengers.
Construction works are expected to last three years, with competition set for the end of 2016. Once finished, the new terminal will be capable of handling five million passengers annually, compared to the current capacity of two million passengers.