The construction of a state-of-the-art terminal extension to provide an improved passenger arrival experience, including significantly larger immigration and baggage reclaim areas, improved departure gate facilities, additional retail and food & beverage outlets and additional free seating.
Watson Batty Architects as lead designers have worked closely with Leeds Bradford Airport and their project stakeholders on this feasibility study to develop the initial brief and design the terminal extension to meet the needs of the current and future passenger growth.
The terminal extension forms part of Leeds Bradford Airport ‘Route to 2030 Strategic Development Plan’ – which will see annual passenger numbers increase from four million to seven million by 2030.
Leeds Bradford Airport contributes £336m to the local economy every year and delivers over 2,350 direct jobs, the development comes as part of the wider strategy to improve the region’s connectivity nationally and internationally.
The delivery of the project has faced several challenges during the design stage of the process; working in a live environment to ensure the passenger experience is maintained, amalgamating stakeholder views; however, WBA approach to fully engage with the design team and stakeholders, utilises the team approach to solve these challenges.
This project is one of the highest profile projects being undertaken within Leeds over the next couple of years. This investment, in conjunction with the rail and road links that are also under consideration will put LBA in a prime position to deliver its growth targets in to the next decade.