Building work on an extension to Edinburgh Airport’s terminal building has got underway, and forms part of an £80m investment that will help the facility accommodate forecast growth in traffic to 16.5m+ ppa by 2021 .
The three-story extension will extend from the existing gate 12 area, and will cover the east end service and Gogar Burn. It forms part of a £220m+ capital investment programme over the next five years. The expanded South East Pier is due to be completed by summer 2018 and will include include:
- Extended immigration, customs and international reclaim facilities
- A new domestic reclaim hall, enabling the expansion of our main baggage hall into the current domestic reclaim area
- New retail, food and beverage outlets, toilets, lettable property and office space, VIP lounges, and retail storage
- Six new gates, seating areas and connectivity via a series of fixed links, stair nodes and air bridges to the new stands
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said: “We are Scotland’s busiest airport and the fastest growing airport in the UK – and that demand is only going to grow with the record numbers of passengers we expect to see passing through the terminal. There have been times this summer where we’ve experienced busy periods that have impacted on our service and this investment in new facilities will ensure we have the infrastructure needed to handle more passengers and provide them with a positive experience whether arriving or departing.”
Photo: Work has commenced on a terminal extension (red) at Edinburgh Airport. (Edinburgh Airport)