Multifaceted construction projects

We work on some 300 projects annually

From construction projects to modernization and renovation works and maintenance works

Construction above and below ground, structural engineering, road construction, tunnel construction and modernization—our projects are as multifaceted as the passengers and visitors who come to Frankfurt Airport.

To meet the wide-ranging requirements, tasks and challenges involved in airport projects, we also work with specialists from various disciplines, including architecture, engineering, specialist planning and facility management. 

Modernization of Terminal 1

Terminal 1 opened to the public in 1972 and has been continuously expanded and upgraded over the decades. We are performing substantial modernization work in order to make it fully compliant with current regulations, contemporary design standards and customer expectations. Energy optimization and smart automation are also playing an important role in this process.

When it comes to a property of this size, modernization is an ongoing task that demands sustained investment over the entire lifecycle in order to keep pace with technological progress and changes in travel behavior.

Overview of trades to be performed

  • Adjustment of structural fire protection
  • Replacement of elevators and escalators
  • Modernization of technology control centers

Terminal 1: Building 201

Building 201 is being renovated. It consists of seven upper floors and two basement floors. Following the approval of work phase 3 in May 2017, work phases 4 and 5 commenced for all works. This includes roof renovation, the renovation of restroom facilities and facade lighting.

Construction site logistics for the project are a particular challenge. The planning application was submitted in the second quarter of 2018, and construction will begin in the fourth quarter of 2019 in two sections.

2018 Submission of planning application  
2019 Tender for performance (e.g. facade, building services, metal and drywall construction)  
2021 First section opens to the public
2023 Second section opens to the public  
Overview of trades to be performed  
  • Facade, metal construction and drywall construction
  • Metalworking
  • Carpentry
  • Screed, flooring work
  • Kitchen technology
  • Ventilation technology
  • Heating/cooling, restrooms
  • Fire extinguishing systems
  • High voltage current, building automation
  • Building radio coverage
  • Fire alarms
  • Electro-acoustic systems
  • Transmission grids
  • Intruder alarms
  • Access control systems
  • Video systems
  • Conveyor technology

Construction project for new people mover station F

Frankfurt Airport’s new people mover station F (Building 211) will serve as the start and destination station of the people mover (or PTS) link to Terminal 3. In addition to the station, structural connections will be created to the long-distance train station and Hall B/T1, as well as the Sheraton Hotel. A new bus station will be constructed below the people mover station on the terminal access road at Level 1. The eastern pedestrian bridge to the Sheraton Hotel will be dismantled as the first measure in the new construction project.
The retail space in EU1 in the eastern section of the Airport City Mall, Building 212, is being reconfigured.
The new people mover Station F is scheduled to open to the public in full in spring 2023.

Q4 2018 Construction work begins
Q3 2020 Above-ground construction begins
Q4 2022/Q1 2023 Trial operation
Q1 2019    

Notice of EU-wide tender

Special steel construction (tree supports in Building 211)

Facade (unitized facade in Building 211)


Modernization of Terminal 2

The modernization of Terminal 2 involves a number of projects in areas including infrastructural adaptation and the extensive modernization of fire protection and safety systems.

The existing people mover station is being converted and expanded as part of the wider “T3 people mover” project, which is currently in the planning phase. The existing check-in hall, including entrances and exits will also be modernized and upgraded.

Overview of trades to be performed
  • Building services
  • Interior fittings
  • Facade work
  • Hall lighting throughout Terminal 2

Terminal 2: Sky Line people mover station

The people mover station at Terminal 2 will be expanded in order to link the existing infrastructure in the northern section of the airport with the futureT erminal 3 in the southern section. The station will have five platforms in level 4 and new escalators, stairways and elevators for vertical access.




2019 Tender for trades to be performed
Early 2020 Construction begins
Late 2022 Construction ends
Mid-2023 Opening   
Overview of trades to be performed    
  • Structural work
  • Facade work
  • Interior fittings
  • Building services
  • Conveyor technology      

Apron: Expansion of aircraft positions

In accordance with the zoning approval, aircraft positions on the apron are being gradually extended and the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) is being realized on a new area in the south-western section of the airport, among other things.

The existing infrastructure is being adapted to reflect the statutory provisions (e.g. EASA) and the requirements of the market and functions (e.g. changes in aircraft types, such as the A380, the Boeing 777, etc.), and the positions are being renewed.

2018 and 2019 Tender and performance

Overview of trades to be performed

  • Construction below ground
  • Structural engineering
  • 400 Hz
  • Beacons
  • Lighting, signage
  • Telecontrol systems

Taxiway renovation program

Due to their intensive use, the taxiways need to be renewed without interrupting airport operations.
New shafts and cable routes also need to be realized, while some of the old halogen beacons are set to be replaced by LED technology.
The total area being renewed in 2018/19 spans some 420,000 m2.

The taxiway system will be gradually extended in accordance with the zoning approval.
2019 will see the realization of taxiway M34 and the start of work on closing the gap in taxiway R.
The area to be created for closing the gap and constructing the new taxiway covers around 39,000 m2.

Overview of trades to be performed  
  • Construction below ground
  • Structural engineering
  • Beacons
  • Lighting, signage
  • Telecontrol systems     


Construction of new noise barrier

The noise barrier constructed along the “Airportring” road between 1970 and 1984 is to be replaced. The new construction project with a length of over 2,600 meters will be realized using steel girders with aluminum noise protection elements inserted. The barrier will have a height of 8.0 meters in the vicinity of the Lufthansa hangar and will replicate the current height of 15 meters at the western end. Elsewhere, it will have a height of 4.0 meters for the most part. The planning applications will be submitted by the end of 2018. Construction is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2019.

2018 Design, approval and construction planning
2019 Tender for construction and start of
construction work
2021 Completion
Overview of trades to be performed    
  • Dismantling of existing noise barrier
    and construction of new noise barrier
  • Security
  • Rerouting of supply and sewerage pipes
  • Rerouting of traffic
  • Traffic safety on Airportring road

New buildings at Cargo City South

Our Retail and Properties team is developing space and buildings for airport-related uses in the southern section of Frankfurt Airport. The development of Cargo City South has already been initiated for the first three lots. A total of €50 million is currently earmarked for additional development measures and projects.




Construction of airfreight hall begins

16,000 m2 airfreight hall

2,600 m2 of office and communal space  

2020 Completion and handover  

New parking garage for Gateway Gardens

The continued development of the Gateway Gardens district is being accompanied by increased demand for parking spaces as a result of growing building density and the limited public parking facilities set out in the land use plan.
Demand is set to rise further as the S-Bahn commuter station makes the location more attractive.
Potential customer groups for the expanded parking space capacity include commuters and event/leisure visitors (Commerzbank Arena, Messe Frankfurt, etc.).



2019 Functional tender  
2021 Completion of construction and opening
Overview of trades to be performed    
  • EPA Gold certification
  • Green parking
  • E-mobility
  • Automated parking

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