Birmingham Airport's new security hall at halfway stage - The Solihull Observer

Birmingham Airport's new security hall at halfway stage

Solihull Editorial 25th Oct, 2023   0

THE CONSTRUCTION of Birmingham Airport’s £50million new security hall has reached the halfway point.

And to celebrate the airport has released a time-lapse video to convey the scale and complexity of the project to transform the Midlands transport hub.

This is just one of the upgrades in the airport’s £300m capital investment programme, which will take it from a 12miliion-customer-a-year airport today to one serving 18million customers a year by 2033 when it opens in June.

New scanning equipment will ensure BHX complies with new regulations that come into force in June 2024, and enable the airport to process customers more effectively and efficiently.

A new, solar panel-clad roof is being built across part of the terminal, providing natural light, and helping power the terminal with green electricity.

The external façade of the terminal is being extended outwards and four 50-person lifts are replacing the existing escalators.

This will create more space inside the building and make the walking route to the Departures and the air-rail link station area simpler and easier for customers.

Stephen Barker, development director for Birmingham Airport, said: “We have made great progress in the last six months on delivering a reconfigured facility which will transform the passenger experience at Birmingham Airport with a more efficient pre-flight screening process capable of serving greater volumes of people more effectively.

“We thank customers and staff for bearing with us as we carry out this work in our operational areas. To date we have been successful in maintaining our programme and, with continued support and cooperation, we expect to meet our shared goal of providing a great new facility for everyone.

“There will be further changes to walking routes in the next few weeks. We’d ask everyone to remember that, in June 2024, the result will be worth it.”


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