Leslie Jones soars with appointment at Hong Kong International Airport

 Leslie Jones Architecture has been commissioned as part of a project team led by AECOM to deliver the commercial design strategy for the future Third Runway Concourse at Hong Kong International Airport.

In August 2016, Airport Authority Hong Kong announced the start of the HK$141.5 billion (£12.3 billion) investment to construct a Three-runway System at Hong Kong International Airport, which includes a third runway and concourse, with 57 parking bays, connected to Terminal Two, and more.

Leslie Jones has been appointed as the retail architect for the project, responsible for the future concourse’s commercial design strategy. The firm’s design solutions will ensure that premium space is effectively planned with retailers ideally positioned to engage with high volumes of global travellers. Leslie Jones was appointed alongside a project delivery team including the scheme’s lead consultant AECOM, lead architect Aedas, Hong Kong, masterplanners OTC and advertising specialists, Wildstone Airport.

The development of Hong Kong International Airport’s new runway and concourse will comprise reclaiming 650 hectares of land, with completion expected in 2024. It will enable the airport to handle an additional 30 million passengers annually, allowing it to meet the demand of 100 million passengers and nine million tonnes of cargo by 2030.

Leslie Jones’ appointment reflects the firm’s track record in delivery high quality, tailored retail-design within transport hub environments. The firm is currently delivering design solutions for a range of large scale infrastructure projects, both in the UK and abroad, including Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC), the masterplan for the regeneration of the Port of Dover and a mixed-use visioning process for HS2.

Simon Scott, Head of International Business at Leslie Jones Architecture will lead the project for the firm, he commented:

“Globally we are seeing an increasing trend to modernise, refresh and capitalise on the retail and leisure space within our airports – which is fast becoming big business for landlords and occupiers alike. Our extensive experience working in both retail and infrastructure environments means we can deliver design solutions that enhance retailer-consumer engagement while encouraging dwell time and increasing passenger spend all within an innovative space.”

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