Several custom walkways from Stoddart Australia were installed at the Adelaide Airport as part of the 2019 centenary celebrations of the first flight from England to Australia.

Stoddart Infrastructure was engaged by the airport to design, fabricate and install the walkways. The first phase of the two-stage project saw the installation of two cantilevered walkways to facilitate patron transfer between the long-term car park and the terminal building via the Vimy Vickers Memorial – the focus of the celebrations.

Based on Stoddart Infrastructure’s Decco model, the customised walkway is characterised by its large-span, curved cantilever roof design, and modular bolt-together assembly. For the Adelaide Airport installation, the frame was altered to provide a unique aesthetic to the structure as well as accommodate the full-length guttering. Custom perforated picture mesh panels with travel-themed motifs between the posts were integrated into the design to provide a striking visual interest to the canopies. Additionally, LED courtesy lighting was provided for patron comfort.

Fully designed and engineered to suit the location, the custom pedestrian walkways feature a mild steel construction, hot-dip galvanised and powdercoated for long-term durability. Stoddart’s scope also covered civil and electrical design, with the company providing project management throughout the execution of the work until handover.

Proud to be a part of these celebrations, Stoddart is committed to providing high quality, highly functional and highly aesthetic transport infrastructure at all of Australia’s major airports.