The project will allow the airport, the primary gateway to Provence, to serve up to 12 million passengers per year, future-proofing it until 2046.
“This is a real success story for our business,” says WSP’s Lyon office Business Development Manager, Didier Moulart. “It started over five years ago when we discovered that Marseille Airport would be making a significant investment in the next few years. We already had rich experience in Aviation sector through the work on Lyon airport, one of our long-term projects. Also, we have previously worked on rehabilitation of the Aix Campus of Aix-Marseille University with Tangram Architects, and had a long-term global relationship with Foster + Partners. This led to WSP being selected for the Foster + Partners team.”
In addition to Foster + Partners, WSP in France and Tangram, the consortium delivering the project through an EPCM (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management) contract also includes Airbiz and two subcontractors, EODD and Cyprium.
Pierre Régis, Chairman of the Management Board for the client, AMP, said: “We chose the Foster + Partners consortium for two main reasons. First, because you have designed a high-quality project which meets all our expectations and our brief; and secondly, because we feel a good spirit of collaboration in your team, with strong capability and capacity.”