With the expansion of terminal facilities, terminal building landside and airside infrastructure, Cayman’s Owen Roberts International will double in size and in the amount of passengers it can comfortably handle. Once the terminal is complete, it will have capacity for some 2.5 million passengers.
JEC are working alongside U.S.-based design firm RS&H, local architects Chalmers Gibbs and AMR Engineers on the new CI$55-million airport expansion. The new building will be constructed in four phases, allowing the airport to stay in continuous operation throughout the project. The new building will have more than 200,000 square feet and triple the space for public areas in the terminals, a new air-conditioned indoor waiting area for arrivals, and more space for retail and food vendors. The upper floor will include expanded retail and restaurant concessions. The completed terminal will contain much larger departure and arrival lounges, as well as expanded immigration and customs areas and additional check-in gates.
Construction work stated in September 2015, following a competitive tender process. Work is progressing well. Check back here for updates.
The Cayman Compass reported in August 2016 that "Existing retailers at the Owen Roberts International Airport will be given preferential treatment in the bid process for space in the newly renovated terminal after officials and tenants reached a compromise." The airport terminal expansion and renovation project is expected to be completed in 2018.
Note: Construction images below source:JEC and AirVu Media