Airport Design and Planning

Atkins is involved in the planning, design and enabling of complex capital projects. We lead the way across a diverse range of disciplines, from architects designing the world’s tallest buildings to improving the efficiency of major public transport systems. As the problems facing our clients become more complex, the solutions delivered by Atkins become more and more innovative.

Atkins is the largest engineering consultancy in the UK, the largest multidisciplinary consultancy in Europe and the world’s eighth largest design firm. Our size brings significant value to our clients, allowing us to harness an unrivalled pool of creative, professional people to produce outstanding solutions to challenging problems.

Company Profile

  • Airports & Ports

    Atkins has a long and established history in the design and delivery of airport and port projects.

    We have been involved in some of the world’s most prestigious airport projects including the design of all runways, taxiways and aprons for Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok Airport; Manchester Airport’s second runway; and more recently the development of a brand new airport on St Helena, a remote UK Overseas Territory. At London City Airport our airports team has been responsible for a number of key infrastructure projects including operational improvements, runway reconfiguration and apron development.

    Our terminal design commissions include Tainjin International Airport, Beijing among other provincial airports in mainland China, Trivandrum International Airport in India and the Ethihad Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

    Atkins is a world leading supplier of professional technology based consultancy and support services to the maritime sector. Atkins expertise, innovation and understanding of ports, harbours and the coastal zone helps clients respond to the technical, economic, regulatory and environmental forces sharing the industry. With over 40 years’ experience in delivering business solutions to the ports and maritime sector, Atkins has successfully undertaken a wide range of projects encompassing strategic planning, port and harbour development, port operations, and oil and gas terminals.

  • Our Work in Airports

    From economic studies, operations analysis and master planning to architecture and integrated airport facilities, Atkins embraces every area of design, development, construction and operation. We provide integrated services for the planning, design and delivery of all aspects of airport development, including:

    Feasibility and Planning

    •     Feasibility studies and master planning
    •     Surface access modelling
    •     Traffic management and operational assessment
    •     Aviation regulatory advice
    •     Safeguarding assessment
    •     Movement area planning and capacity analysis
    •     Environmental Impact Studies
    •     Aviation safety assessments


    •    Airside infrastructure – pavements, AGL, NAVAIDS and ATC
    •    Airport facilities – passenger terminals, cargo terminals, hangars
    •    Airport systems – baggage handling systems, fire fighting systems, ICT systems – FIDS, CUTE etc
    •    Fuel storage and distribution
    •    Security systems – CULS, ICISS, PASS etc
    •    Landside infrastructure – motorways, access roads, car parks

    Project Delivery

    •     Project management
    •     Risk management
    •     Contract administration and site supervision
    •     Airfield pavement & PCI surveys
    •     CDM services
    •     Facilities management



Design & Engineering
Woodcote Grove
Ashley Road Epsom
Surrey E
United Kingdom
KT18 5BW
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