Leeds Bradford International Airport is set to expand as part of a £28 million investment project, which will help generate more jobs and commercial opportunities in the surrounding regions.
Working on behalf of Bridgepoint Capital Ltd, WYG Planning & Design, part of the WYG Group, has secured planning approval for an extension of the terminal building at Leeds Bradford International Airport. Subject to completion of a section 106 agreement, the expansion of the airport will enhance its profile as a key gateway to Leeds and the wider Yorkshire region.
WYG Planning & Design, an integral part of a consultancy team advising on the project alongside Pascall + Watson, Halcrow and Davis Langdon, submitted the planning application in December 2008 following a public consultation. The team worked in close consultation with Leeds City Council and key stakeholders.
Sue Ansbro, Planning Director, WYG, said: “We have a track record of providing creative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging projects. The decision by Leeds City Council to support the scheme means that the airport’s vision for the extension will go ahead and improve one of Yorkshire’s most valuable transportation hubs. The importance of the terminal extension has been recognised by all stakeholders who have wholeheartedly supported the project.”
The extension will comprise a two-storey landside extension incorporating a new departure lounge at first floor level, enhanced retail offer and an expanded passenger security screening zone. The building will also include a re-modelled airside immigration facility, a more spacious domestic baggage reclaim area and increased circulation space across the terminal.
John Parkin, Leeds Bradford International Airport’s Chief Executive, said: ‘We welcome the decision from the planning committee which marks an important milestone in the development of a progressive national and international gateway for the region. We are now able to enhance the original vision of the consortium of local councils who previously owned the airport to develop LBIA. We are committed to the transformation of the airport to assist the region’s economy by encouraging inward investment and creating more jobs.
“We are passionate in our determination to deliver a passenger experience which offers the very best in airport design and service standards for Yorkshire and the Humber,” he added.
For further information on the development visit www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk