Edinburgh Airport’s Terminal Expansion Project has taken another step forward, with the lead contractor for the construction work being appointed. BAM Construction has been announced as the lead contractor for the development project that will see an improvement and expansion to the facilities on offer.
The construction work planned will add more domestic and international arrival facilities to Edinburgh Airport. The new facilities will include a new larger baggage reclaim and a range of new border control facilities. Also to be added to the airport are more shops and cafes as well as a new lounge space and office accommodation. These new facilities will have new link bridges and stairs to connect them to the rest of the airport and out to the aircraft. The construction work will also add another south east pier and allow for larger aircraft stands.
Work is already underway at the site in order to deliver this new three storey terminal expansion. The total development has been valued at around £80 million and represents a significant investment into preparing the airport for the future. Edinburgh Airport is the fastest growing airport in the UK and the busiest airport in Scotland. The expansion work is required in order to manage the demand and increase of passengers using the airport going forward.
The new extension will be built on a formerly disused service yard, which is situated between the existing airport and Gogar Burn. It is thought that this construction work is a part of the capital programme that is due to take place over the course of the next five years. This capital programme is meant to see around £220 million invested into the city.
BAM Construction has been appointed as the lead contractor for the Terminal Expansion Project which will see an extra 14,350 sq. m. of accommodation at the airport. The work is expected to be completed by Autumn 2018.