Beca, Arup and Airbiz have been appointed as a combined team to manage design for Melbourne Airport’s Third Runway (M3R), a $1.9 billion, critical infrastructure project.
The new 3000m-long runway will considerably enhance the airport’s capacity, enabling simultaneous runway operations and reducing the duration and impact of delays. Running parallel to the existing north-south runway and 1.3km to the west, it will connect to the airport terminal by a network on new taxiways.
Over the coming years, the team will work collaboratively to prepare schematic design, develop Principal Project Requirements (PPRs) and be the design guardian during procurement, construction and into operation. Arup will deliver geotechnical and earthworks, civil engineering, sustainability and Safety in Design.
The team’s appointment continues a longstanding relationship with Melbourne Airport, which has included prior phases of M3R.