DAA — T1 Departures | Dublin | 2017

A departure from the ordinary at Dublin Airport.

The DAA wanted to transform the departures hall in Terminal 1 into a light-filled, modern space that would enhance the overall passenger experience. Following a rigorous pre-qualification process, the project was awarded to Flynn.

Some of the existing flooring had been in place since the departure hall opened in 1972. We removed the surface completely and installed more up-to-date, brighter floor finishes throughout. We also added new wood and tile fascia around the walls and carried out a full M&E upgrade. Other major works included expanding the size of the hall itself and replacing its façade.

This project had to be carried out in a busy live environment, with work taking place both landside and airside. Our teams were subject to significant security restrictions, and everyone involved underwent BSAT and airside training. Airport operations took precedence at all times, and we planned out the project in minute detail to ensure that critical services weren’t interrupted.


The departures hall has been completely revitalised, and the feedback from the DAA has been overwhelmingly positive. It is vibrant and welcoming, a place that leaves passengers with a great impression of both the airport and Ireland.



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Cormac McKenna

Cormac McKenna

Chief International Officer (CIO)

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