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Singapore Changi’s new “mega” Terminal 5 became one step closer to reality today with the the appointment of the Master Building Consultants, comprising three teams, that will provide architectural design and engineering consultancy services for the new complex.

Airport operator, Changi Airport Group (CAG), also announced the appointment of the Master Civil Consultants for the T5-related landside and airfield works.

The Master Building Consultants comprise:

– KPF  (Singapore) Pte Ltd,in partnership withHeatherwick StudioandArchitects 61 Private Limited, for the provisionofarchitectural design services;

– Arup Singapore Private Limited, Mott MacDonald Singapore Pte Limited, and Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd,for the provision of engineering services; and

– DP Architects Pte Ltd,for the provision ofdesign services for commercial spaces.


According to CAG they will provide full consultancy services for the design of the Main Terminal Building, Satellite Terminal Building, Ground Transportation Centre and Primary Landside Roadway.

The Master Civil Consultants for the T5 related landside and airfield works are Arup Singapore Private Limited, Mott MacDonald Singapore Pte Limited, Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd and Changi Airport Planners and Engineers Pte Ltd.

The airport reveals that they will provide consultancy services for the design of infrastructure at the landside and airside areas outside of the T5 buildings. 

The work includes taxiways, aircraft parking stands, roadways and drainage systems, as well as the connections for utilities such as power, water, gas, fuel and telecommunications to the T5 buildings.

CAG is in no doibt that Terminal 5 will cement Singapore Changi’s status as “a premier global air hub”.
Changi taxiway
Yam Kum Weng, CAG’s executive vice president for airport development, enthuses: “Today’s award of the contracts comes after months of in-depth discussions with each of the shortlisted firms. 

“We thank all the firms for working closely with us on their proposals for this project and look forward to taking the development of T5 forward with our appointed consultants.

“With the aviation industry expected to experience strong growth in the coming decades and demand for capacity at Changi Airport projected to increase annually, the development of T5 as a single integrated terminal will ensure that Changi Airport remains competitive as a leading air hub capable of serving the growing needs of our airline partners and taking the travel experience of passengers to new levels.”

With the appointments of the Master Building and Civil Consultants, CAG will embark on the full design journey for the T5 project.

The terminal is part of the larger Changi East development project that includes a three-runway system, as well as the development of cargo complexes and other supporting aviation and ground transport infrastructure. 

The project will provide Changi Airport with the capacity to handle an extra 50 million passenger per annum.


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