Gauteng Public Transport and Road Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo inaugurated Lanseria International Airport’s new multistorey parkade on Friday.

The parkade, built at a cost of R210-million, comprises of three parking levels and 1 000 bays, and forms part of the airport’s strategy to support job creation.

The airport was able to accommodate approximately 2 200 vehicles before the expansion project’s commencement in November 2016. The new parking structure supports the airport’s tremendous growth over the past few years, increasing the number of parking bays to 3 221.

Delta BEC designed the structural car park to include a retail/shopping arcade, which forms the core of the parking structure and facilitates pedestrian flow to the terminal building, situated in close proximity.

The car park was designed to allow seamless expansion through the construction of additional parking levels in the future.

The expansion project took a total of 33 months to complete.

“With the importance of infrastructure development remaining firmly on the country’s agenda, the official opening of the MSP underscored the role the private sector has in initiating large-scale projects,” Mamabolo said.

Construction of the MSP started in 2017 as part of the long-term rollout of Lanseria’s upgrade and continuous infrastructure development plan. This will see significant investment in the airport over ten years to achieve its Vision 2028 targets.

The next phase of airport upgrades are being initiated.

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