2014.08.04 Demolition commences

The sound of bulldozers were heard at Invercargill Airport this week as demolition of the baggage reclaim commenced. Demolition of the existing terminal building will be completed in two stages with the first construction stage estimated to be completed in the first quarter of 2015.

Invercargill Airport Chairman Joe O’Connell said that while demolition of the baggage reclaim and walkway had commenced last Sunday, there had already been significant preparation work that had taken place in the month prior. This included creating a construction access road and the formation of an airside road.

In addition, visitors to the airport will now collect their luggage in a temporary baggage reclaim enclosure outside the terminal building, and car parking and pedestrian walkways have been adjusted to accommodate the construction site.

The next part of the building project will involve ground preparation and construction of stage one. Mr O’Connell said “We are pleased that works are now well underway as scheduled and look forward to working closely with our project team over the coming months.”