GFC is the lead company of a consortium that also includes the architects RHSP and Chabanne & Partners, Technip TPS, Cap Ingélec and Inddigo.
This new terminal’s 70,000m² area on three levels will considerably increase Lyon-Saint Exupéry’s passenger capacity and double the surface area of the existing terminals. The construction will take the form of an extension to the current Terminals 1 and 3. In all, the airport’s passenger capacity will total around 10 million.
The building has been designed according to the principles of sustainable construction. In spite of the increase in airport capacity, airport sprawl will be limited. In addition, the project is intended to achieve reduced energy and water consumption through the use of passive solutions and the performance of the building envelope.
The works, which will see roughly 400 people working on site during peak periods, including regional partners, will begin in autumn 2014. Handover of the first phase of the project is scheduled for 2016.
GFC Construction chief executive Alain Loyer said: “Coming after the Incity Tower, this new success in Lyon confirms our development strategy in the region. With our partners, we are proud to be taking part in this adventure and we are already doing our utmost to meet the expectations of our customer and to guarantee passengers the best level of comfort.”