Leeds Bradford Airport announces plans for second phase of redevelopment

UK. Leeds Bradford Airport has announced the second phase of its redevelopment plan, a three-storey extension to its terminal building.

The expanded terminal will house a “transformed” international arrivals process, including immigration, baggage reclaim and customs. It will also accommodate larger departure gates and seating areas, and new retail and food & beverage outlets.

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Leeds Bradford CEO David Laws with Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe and Director of Northern Powerhouse Partnership Henri Murison.

As reported, the airport officially opened the first phase of the redevelopment in August this year, which included a significant upgrade of its commercial offering.

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The team at Leeds Bradford hopes the development will create “an airport Yorkshire can be proud of.”

Second phase works are scheduled for completion by the end of 2019, before contractors commence remodelling the airport’s existing terminal building. This will provide a new central security search area, enhanced check-in facilities, and a simplification of the customer journey through the existing departure lounge, which will also include new retail and food & beverage offers. These works are expected to be completed for summer 2020, the airport said.

The final phase will include the construction of a new pier, replacing the current passenger walkway with a two-storey structure housing arrivals and ground level. Departures will be processed at additional new boarding gates on the first floor.

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The redevelopment at Leeds Bradford officially began this August. New retail and food & beverage outlets are expected to open in time for summer 2020.

Leeds Bradford Airport Chief Executive 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.”

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