New Multimillion Pound Extension To Leeds Bradford Airport

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New Multimillion Pound Extension To Leeds Bradford Airport

New Multimillion Pound Extension To Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport has announced that it is now planning a multimillion pound three-storey extension to its terminal building, due to be finished come the end of next year. The next phase of the redevelopment plan will see a new international arrivals process implemented, including baggage reclaim, customs and immigration.

There will also be new, bigger departure gates, retail and food and drink outlets, and new seating areas. Once finished, work will start on remodelling the existing terminal building for a new security central search area, as well as better check-in facilities.

The final phase of the work will see a new pier constructed in order to replace the passenger walkway with a two-storey structure to house arrivals and ground level. Departures will be processed at new boarding gates, which will be located on the first floor.

Commenting on the news, chief executive of the airport David Laws said: “This new extension will transform the experience for both departing and arriving passengers whilst also adding a ‘sense of place and pride’ throughout the terminal, as we want to play our part in creating a great first impression for inbound visitors.

“A thriving region needs a thriving airport and we hope the people of our great county will see these latest plans as a real statement of intent as we continue to strive to create an airport Yorkshire can be proud of.

“Work continues to improve our route offering for both business and leisure services and we hope to have more exciting announcements in the near future as we look to open up Yorkshire to new global opportunities.”

Back in July, the airport announced that the first phase of the redevelopment was completed. This included a brand new Cabin Bar, with elegant cocktails, small plates and craft beers on offer for passengers waiting to fly. The Saltaire restaurant was also completely refurbished, while larger groups were catered for with the installation of The Beer House, replacing the old Sports Bar.

There’s also an improved Meet & Greet car park facility which has been designed to make it easier for people to start their trips, with passengers able to collect their car at the front of the terminal building.

Earlier this year, the airport also decided to update the brand, now known as Leeds Bradford: Yorkshire’s Airport, with signage displayed throughout the terminal. This was switched on by five-year-old Toby Nye, who captured the hearts of the county after a battle with neuroblastoma.

We’re certainly looking forward to our next holiday so we can go and check out the new airport for ourselves. In the meantime, if you need scaffolders in Leeds for any other construction projects that you have in mind, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Burflex.

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