Dublin Airport Authority (daa) has contracted Atkins as a multi-disciplinary consultant for the delivery of a services framework at Dublin and Cork airports.

The appointment will see Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, partner with daa’s in-house design team on a major programme of work over the next five years.

Atkins will deliver a range of services to improve retail areas, airline lounges and check-in zones, as well as cargo facilities at Dublin, both landside and airside. Services being provided include strategic infrastructure planning, airport planning and capacity modelling, multi-discipline design, technology/ICT/aviation security and information management. Atkins’ appointment to the five-year framework (extendable by four years) builds on a relationship with daa spanning 15 years.

Brian McKavanagh, framework director at Atkins, said: “We very much look forward to building a fully collaborative relationship with daa. Our focus is to work with the authority to push sustainability and net zero carbon emissions to the fore, whilst benefitting from Atkins’ global aviation expertise.”