Arup will provide Beijing Zhonghang Zhucheng Airport Construction Consulting with structural, mechanical, electrical and public health engineering consulting services for the new Terminal 3 as well as consulting for the scheme design stage for ancillary buildings. A joint venture of Arup Zhonghang Zhucheng had won the feasibility study and preliminary design competition in 2016 organised by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Administration of China in Tibet Autonomous Region.
The airport is on the southern bank of Yarlung Tsangpo River and is considered as one of the highest-altitude airports in the world. The airport first became operational in 1965. With the current extension plan, the airport is expected to handle an annual capacity of 5.5 million passengers by 2020.
Construction is scheduled to start later this year, and is expected to be completed at the end of 2020.