JHP flies in to Italian airport

JHP has been appointed to design a retail concept for Italy’s Ancona Falconara airport, which is currently being extended to become the gateway to the Umbria region.

At present, the scope of the group’s work includes creating consistent retail areas in arrivals, departures and the airport’s central hall. The project may encompass branding, but a final decision has yet to be made, says JHP joint managing director Steve Collis.

JHP had its first client meeting last week, and undertook a site visit and audit of the airport’s existing retail areas. The consultancy is now starting work on research, and the project is likely to take 18 months to complete.

The group’s work may also be extended to the design of individual retailers’ spaces. The airport is used by well-heeled local customers as a shopping centre in its own right, as well as by passengers, Collis adds.

JHP was appointed without a pitch last month, following several previous projects in Italy such as Rome and Venice airports and train stations in Milan and Parma.

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