The Multi User Terminal Redevelopment (MUTR) was a redevelopment of the existing terminal precinct at Canberra Airport. The works included a new 50,000m² terminal, two 38,000m² car parks with office accommodation on the top levels, a central elevated road, road network infrastructure and upgrading and extension to aprons and taxiways to service the aircraft. All of these works were undertaken in and around the existing operational terminal car parks and aprons.

One of the main challenges of the project was to limit the disruption to the travelling public, therefore the planning and staging of these works was critical to the project stakeholders.

Designed by Rudds Consulting Engineers, the main mechanical features of the terminal buildings are the two central energy tri-generation systems to provide electricity, heating, chilled and condenser water to all parts of the terminal and adjoining structures.

Conditioning to all parts of the terminal is supplied by four electric and two absorption chillers, six hot water heaters and distributed via a low temperature air system comprising of over 65 AHUs and 150 VAVs.

project overview

Client:   Capital Airport Group

Project Value:  25m

Builder:   Construction Control

Year Completed: 2013

Project Type:  Infrastructure

project features

  • 2 x tri-generation plants
  • 65 x air handling units & 150 x VAVs
  • 28 x process cooling units for essential building power, security and communications systems