Palma de Mallorca International Airport is the second busiest airport in Spain after Madrid, handling 13-14 million passengers per annum. It is also one of the busiest airports in Europe for the handling of holiday charter flights.
By 1994 5 the existing Terminals ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ had reached saturation and were unable to cope satisfactorily. The solution adopted by the Client (Aena) was to provide a major new Terminal (20 million passengers per annum with a peak capacity of 12,000 passengers per hour) to replace the existing Terminals, sited centrally on the airport between the two runways.
The project comprised the following elements:
· A new Passenger Terminal Building on six floors (200,000 sq m)
· Elevated walkways to existing Terminals ‘A’ and ‘B’ and to a new Services Building (incorporating a multi-storey car park, hotel and offices.
· 20 Hold Lounge Gates, fitted with Jetway units to aircraft.
· New access roadways to Airport, infrastructure diversions, etc.
The responsibility of Bovis Lend Lease was to provide the client, Aena with a full Site Management team to undertake the following:
· Functional Analysis evaluations of the Project.
· Constructability’ evaluations of the Design and Value Engineering
· Recommendations for Bidding Strategies
· Guidance in preparation of Tender Documents and Evaluation of Bids Received
· Preparation of Contract Documents (in draft) for Client to issue
· Cost Control, Planning (Scheduling) and Progressing of the Works
· Site Logistics and liaison with the Airport’s Management staff
· Overall Quality Control and Safety (through Control y Vigilancia)
· Negotiations with Contractors, Control of Site Meetings, etc.
· Maintenace of Site Document Control Systems and control of all incoming and outgoing project-related correspondence on behalf of the Client.
· Confidential advice and recommendations to the Presidency of Aena, not only with regard to the project itself, but also for the future running of the Aena organisation with regard to the controlling of future projects.