Dublin Airport

The first phase of a €2 billion improvement programme kicked off in 2006 with an investment of more than €1.2 billion to radically improve the passenger experience at the airport. Passenger numbers have more than doubled over the past 10 years to more than 23.2 million; it is now Europe's eighth largest airport for international traffic.

Penton have been involved with the voice alarm and public address system from the beginning of the programmed upgrade and were specified by Arup Acoustics of London. This decision was based on the knowledge that they would get the quality and consistency from Penton loudspeakers, having specified them on numerous other successful projects. Our Southern Ireland Distributor, Sound Productions Ltd based in Dublin, worked as system integrators for the project.

The €54 million extension to Terminal One, which opened in April, has radically improved the travel experience for passengers using the A and D boarding gates at Dublin Airport. Providing more circulation space for passengers and additional airside retail and catering options, the T1X offers a much improved route for passengers using Pier A and Pier D and a greatly enhanced choice of shops, cafes and restaurants. A glazed wall at the rear of the T1X facility means that the new two-storey space is filled with natural light.

Dublin Airport's T2/Pier E project is the largest construction site in the country. The total number of people directly employed on the T2/Pier E project is now approaching 1,700, of which nearly 1,400 are involved in construction on the site. These numbers will continue to rise to an expected total of 2,400 at peak construction phase in the late summer/early autumn.

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