Leslie Jones Architecture has been commissioned to support the commercial design strategy for the future Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, a sign of the Emirate’s intentions to capitalise on its status as the world’s busiest aviation hub.
Redwood launched the news at this year’s MIPIM conference in the south of France with a full news piece secured in MIPIM News. This was followed up with further coverage in global business newswire Bloomberg and leading architecture press.
Leslie Jones’ commercial design strategy for the future airport will ensure that premium space is effectively planned, and successful airport businesses will be ideally positioned to engage with high volumes of global travellers.
Simon Scott, Head of International Business at Leslie Jones Architecture, will be leading the project for the firm. Simon brings 25 years of airport design experience for world-renowned transport hubs such as Heathrow Terminal 5 and Dubai International’s Concourse A. Dubai International (DXB) is now the world’s busiest aviation hub for international traffic, with 70.4 million passengers recorded in 2014.
Simon commented: “Leslie Jones’ appointment reflects the firms’ technical skill and experience in delivering leading mixed-use design solutions for specialist global projects. A profound understanding of operators’ challenges, within an aviation context, is critical when designing such an environment. Our design strategy will address this by supporting the creation of an integrated commercial environment that will elevate consumer engagement and optimise space intelligently.”