Leeds Bradford airport plans big expansion

[November 5th 2008]

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Leeds Bradford airport plans to spend £70 million over the next five years to create an international airport that the region can be proud of.

The airport has now revealed details of the first stage of the redevelopment – an extension to the terminal building that will cost £28 million.

Leeds Bradford airport says it has been working with a team of industry leading consultants to make significant improvements to the terminal building. The airport admits that the existing terminal building “suffers from congestion, insufficient circulation space and is poorly designed for segregating arriving and departing passengers”.

If the proposals are approved the airport will build a two storey extension to the landside face of the existing terminal building and make internal modifications to the current building.

The plans include more space to improve the layout and circulation in the concourse and at check-in, a new and expanded passenger security screening zone, and a new departure lounge. Improvements will also be made to the domestic baggage reclaim hall and airside immigration facilities will be remodelled.

“Our exciting plans to improve the terminal building will transform LBIA. We will be creating modern, spacious and service focused facilities designed to make the airport easy and convenient to use. The terminal proposals will also deliver impressive new facilities which will integrate with the existing building sympathetically in scale and design,” says Leeds Bradford International Airport chief executive, John Parkin.

“We are passionate in our determination to deliver a passenger experience for the next decade that offers the very best in airport design and service standards for the people of our region. We will value and look forward to hearing their comments on our proposals as we prepare our planning application,” Parkin continues.

Public exhibitions on the terminal expansion plans are running until November 7th at venues in Horsforth and Yeadon in Leeds. Information about the development can also be viewed in landside and airside locations at Leeds Bradford airport.

Written by: Nick Purdom


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