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Aberdeen Airport parking deck reaching new heights

18/03/2009

There was an air of celebration at Aberdeen Airport this week, as the terminal’s new parking deck reached its highest point.

The ‘topping out’ ceremony was performed by Airport Managing Director Kevin Brown and Stefan Staack, the project manager for contractors Goldbeck.

The £5 million construction is due to open in early September, with work running to schedule. One of the most striking elements of the project is the speed at which it has been going up – having attracted attention from staff and passengers alike. Contractors estimate that the build time is around a quarter of the standard time for a project of this scale.

Mr Brown explained why. “A lot of planning went on behind the scenes in advance of work starting on-site to make sure we could get this completed as soon as possible. Some parts of it are being constructed off-site and then lifted into position here, and there is also a huge team working on the project helping keep it to schedule.”

“Between this and the recent compliments we received on the efficiency and speed of our runway resurfacing works, I think it says a lot about our relationships and the professionalism of our contracting partners.”

The parking deck itself will see the creation of 500 additional short stay spaces over two extra floors in front of the terminal building, which have already been identified as some of the most affordable short stay parking in the country.

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