At the time of its completion in 2005, the $240m design and construct project was Hansen Yuncken’s largest, won through the company’s membership of a consortium that purchased the airport in 1998. Designed by Hassell Architects, the 75,000m2, two-level terminal building is 750m long and 110m wide, and has Australia’s first glass aerobridges.
Tony Swan described Adelaide Airport as a “watershed” for the company. He said “It demonstrated to the industry nationally that Hansen Yuncken was capable of undertaking and successfully completing major projects of significance”.
The success of this project led to opportunities in North Queensland, where Hansen Yuncken has completed the redevelopment of the Cairns Airport.