CIAL IT Retail Expansion & Cinema

The 750m2 retail expansion for Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) involved extending the first floor retail areas within the integrated terminal building. An interactive foyer area leading through to a 56-seat cinema was built alongside the retail space. The work included a walkway suspended in the retail roof space that acts as a plant room for the expanded areas and houses the fan cooling units and services. 

In particular, our installation of the exterior façade to match the existing was praised by both the client and the public. This was a highlight for the team, and created a natural and consistent addition to the terminal. 

In order to work in with the airport’s hectic comings and goings, Leighs Construction worked in shifts to avoid any potential disturbances to the day-to-day running of the airport. Work was often carried out after the last flight for the day had landed, and before the arrival of the first flight the next morning. Leighs Construction was applauded for our ability to deliver this project in a discreet manner, as well as our consistently high levels of health and safety practices. 

After completion of this project, Leighs Construction carried on work in the operational airport working on new ablution fitouts. 

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Key project facts and awards

Client: CIAL Ltd
Commenced: June 2014
Completion: February 2015

Key project facts and awards

Client: CIAL Ltd
Commenced: June 2014
Completion: February 2015