Leighton inks $370m deal

Group set to construct integrated transport facility and new airline terminal.

Leighton Holdings (LEI) has won a $370 million contract to construct an integrated transport facility and new airline terminal at Melbourne Airport.

In a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange, Leighton said construction would include a seven storey car park, elevated access roads and ramps, an underground service tunnel, electrical substation and ancillary infrastructure.

Leighton Contractors will deliver the airport's new Terminal Four in a joint venture with its subsidiary Broad Construction, including baggage handling and re-claim facilities, check-in kiosks and associated infrastructure, staff amenities, retail areas and connections to existing concourses.

Leighton Holdings chief executive officer Hamish Tyrwhitt said the contract demonstrated Leighton Group's strength in the civil infrastructure and commercial building markets and the ability of its companies to collaborate.