The final part of the Helsinki Airport development programme, launched in 2013, is now complete. The largest expansion project in the airport’s history, the 10-year project consisted of 25 separate projects. Finavia, the Finnish airport management company, invested more than €1 billion in the project. HPP has had the pleasure of being involved throughout the project, particularly in assisting with the legal issues around public procurement and contracting.
The development project at Helsinki Airport has had an employment impact of almost 17 000 person-years during construction and has increased the terminal area by more than 45%. In addition to the customer experience, the design has been guided by sustainable development objectives in both material choices and energy solutions. Helsinki Airport became carbon neutral in 2017 and will reach zero carbon in 2024.
HPP’s expertise in the field of infrastructure and real estate development was utilised in the procurement of the P5 car park extension, the design of the arrival and departure halls and airport infrastructure, the non-Schengen gate area and station level extensions, the security screening system, and the baggage system. We advised on construction agreements, including the Terminal 2 extension and airport infrastructure contracts. HPP also advised on the tendering procedure for the extension of the Schengen gate area.