Extension Charleroi Airport - Gosselies


This project entails extending the existing terminal of Charleroi (Brussels South Charleroi Airport – BSCA) as part of the airport’s development, expanding from 3.5 to 9 million passengers a year. The  terminal’s floorspace will thus be almost doubled in order to cater for the expected growth.
The building has four levels: 174 (G-0 ground), 177 (G+1), 180 (G+2 car-park entrance) and 185 (G+3).
The fire-prevention equipment will be designed adopting the same approach as for the current airport terminal.
It includes the general fire-detection equipment, manual fire-fighting facilities from reels with hydrants and fire-extinguishers, extending protection to cover all areas.
Depending on the configuration of fire-wall partitions, there will also be automated fire-fighting equipment, including sprinklers (risk class OH3) and smoke extractors (or ‘EFC’, to remove smoke and heat).
Smoke-removal equipment will, as now, be either natural or physical in nature, using smoke vents, safety containment curtains and physical extraction through ventilators, together with comfortable ventilation equipment.
Depending on the specific requirement, particular areas will be protected by a fire-extinguisher system using rare gas (computers and electrical areas).

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Project Details

rue des Frères Wright 8, Charelroi, Hainaut, Belgium
Brussels South Charleroi Airport (BSCA)
End User 
Brussels South Charleroi Airport (BSCA)
Bureau Aertec (Malaga)
Bureau Greisch
Temporary partnership 
Franki, Jan De Nul
Engineering Office 
Aertec Solutions
Surface area above ground 
4 500m²
Construction period
10 months
Start work
End of work