PRESS - 2022

16th December, 2022
Sangster International Airport, Jamaica’s leading gateway, officially opened its newly expanded departures area.

Planning for the departures expansion commenced in 2017. This included hiring UK company Pragma to provide expertise in airport space & category mix planning and fellow London firm The Design Solution (TDS) to support the airport’s commercial planning strategy and provide airport retail design services.

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20th June, 2022
Winning proposal for the design and build of the new Dock A zone Zürich Airport.

A team led by BIG and HOK has been revealed as the force behind the winning proposal for the design and build of the new Dock A zone Zürich Airport. The Design Solution and Pragma Consulting will respectively be responsible for the commercial planning and strategy elements of the retail […]

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19th May, 2022
Design strategy for the new eight Portuguese airport stores

Earlier this year, Aer Rianta International (ARI) won a major contract to form a joint-venture partnership with Aeroportos de Portugal (ANA) to deliver new duty free and duty paid retail concessions at eight Portuguese airports .  ARI’s bid included a strong focus on Sense of Place, with concepts developed via […]

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22nd April, 2022
Spirit of Recovery

The Design Solution’s Robbie Gill considers some of the challenges facing Europe’s regional airports when it comes to enhancing their retail/F&B offerings.Despite the unprecedented and continuing pressures imposed on non-aviation revenues by the COVID crisis, a number of Europe’s regional airports are developing a stronger position to drive their revenue […]

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20th January, 2022
Official opening of World Duty Free store at Manchester Airport Terminal 2

Dufry and Manchester Airports Group (MAG) management yesterday officially inaugurated the main duty free store at Manchester Airport Terminal 2. It follows the opening of the 1,980sq m walkthrough store last year.The Design Solution was the retailer’s design partner for the project….

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