Airport renovations are quite hard to miss – and that’s certainly true of Schiphol. A lot has to happen in a relatively small area. We’re building a new pier and terminal, replacing roads and signs, as well as laying cables, pipes and other infrastructure.
Change is in the air … and on the ground
‘Landside’ is the area that’s freely-accessible to travellers, visitors and drivers doing drop-offs or pick-ups at Schiphol. That includes Departures, Arrivals, the terminals, public transport hub, roads and car parks. Changes have already been made to some of these areas, with more to come as works continue on the new pier.
These are our plans
Who it affects
Schiphol will soon be completely revitalised and ready for the future. We are already hard at work developing a new pier and terminal. We are also making big changes to the train station area, plus adjustments to the landside infrastructure and car parks. We’re doing all of this to accommodate traveller and aircraft movement growth.
What will change
We are currently adjusting the landside infrastructure. That is to ensure that cables and pipelines are placed in their final locations. There are new and existing roads and inlets being built that will connect to the new terminal. Taken together, these elements will enable the new pier and terminal to be constructed. All of these things will happen while Schiphol is operating as normal, 24/7.
Where it will change
On landside, we will:
- Clear the area between the P1 and P2 car parks
- Remodel Ceintuurbaan Zuid (road)
- Change the intersection at Handelskade, Havenmeesterweg and Herbergierstraat
- Adjust Jan Dellaertplein and the Skyport area
- Build a new Ceintuurbaan Zuid viaduct.
When the changes will occur
Thousands of metres of cables and pipes will be laid in their final locations during 2018 and 2019. New roads also will be built, all in service to our new pier and terminal. There are also major changes expected in other landside areas. These include adjustments to the roads around the Koninklijke Marechaussee (Police Station) at Bemanningencentrum; a new Ceintuurbaan Zuid, and renovations to Handelskade, Havenmeesterweg and Herbergiersstraat. The good news is that existing roads, routes and workplaces will remain accessible during the works. Where necessary, traffic controllers will be deployed to keep traffic moving in the right direction. Everything at Schiphol will continue as normal, refurbishments or not.
1001 road signs in place
New roads need new signs. That is why we adjusted more than half of the signs in and around the airport.
Interview Steffen Kolfschoten: Kilometres of cables
The new terminal at Schiphol is being built next to the air traffic control tower: right on top of all the cables and pipework that keep essential installations such as that tower working. The man responsible for re-routing the cables to free up the space for the new terminal is energetic project coordinator Steffen Kolfschoten.
Interview about the night of 1001 signs
There are new driving routes and signs all over Schiphol. Between 31 September-1 October, Wayfinding Project Manager Peter van Wijk was on hand during the ‘Night of 1001 signs’ between 31 September – 1 October. He looks back on that night with satisfaction.
Interview Marco Schravesande: Renovating Schiphol
Project manager Marco Schravesande is currently involved in part of the infrastructural adjustments on landside. As Marco himself said, ‘roads, intersections, pipelines ... everything that’s needed around the construction of the new pier and terminal.'