Hensel Phelps Completes the BNA International Arrivals Facility and Marketplace

Thursday September 28, 2023

The Hensel Phelps team is thrilled to announce that the Nashville International Airport (BNA) International Arrivals Facility marketplace and new gates are available to passengers! The project team worked diligently to complete phase two of this $445 million program after finishing the Terminal Lobby earlier this year. The progressive design-build team has successfully renovated and expanded BNA while keeping the airport operational since the project’s award back in November of 2018.

Passengers can now walk through TSA and enter the expansion that includes a marketplace boasting faux-realistic trees in a central gathering space, 15 new dining, retail and service concessions and expanded and high-end amenities such as inviting passenger hold room space, restrooms and a mother’s room. Six new flexible gates can handle domestic and international flights and accommodate multiple airlines.

Central Marketplace and Terminal Gates | Photography by Matt Shoots for Good

The state-of-the-art customs and border protection (CBP) space is complete with booths, back-of-house operations and new baggage handling systems for international passengers. In usual fashion, the space highlights iconic art pieces. These include a three-piece mural in the CBP area showcasing Tennessee and artwork depicting musicians, actors, artists and the culture of Tennessee displayed along the tunnel that welcomes international passengers to the United States.

After working in close collaboration with the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) for the past five years, our teams are pleased to turn over such a high quality product. Additionally, Hensel Phelps would like to thank the progressive design-build team, especially Fentress Architects for their commitment to this project’s success.

Customs and Border Protection | Photography by Matt Shoots for Good

Interested in Reading More?

Click the following links to learn more about Hensel Phelps’ work at the Nashville International Airport: BNA Concourse D and Terminal Wings | BNA Terminal Lobby Reveal | BNA Concourse D Extension

Click here to read more about the BNA Vision Program.

Terminal Gates | Photography by Matt Shoots for Good