New security hall at Birmingham Airport ready for next summer - The Solihull Observer

New security hall at Birmingham Airport ready for next summer

Solihull Editorial 4th Apr, 2023   0

BIRMINGHAM Airport is set to have a new security hall ready for use next summer.

Airport bosses say the new ‘next generation’ security facility is on course to be open for passengers by June 2024.

While the work is being carried out passengers have been told to expect different walking routes and queuing spaces.

Nick Barton, chief executive of Birmingham Airport said the new security area will make things quicker and easier for customers and will help grow the airport’s annual customer numbers from 12million to 18million by 2033

He added: “Imagine a football stadium having its stands rebuilt and its pitch re-laid while continuing to stage matches, that’s rather like what we’re doing at Birmingham Airport right now.

“Customers will see construction outside the terminal and various areas cordoned off.

“Walking routes and queuing spaces, including on the ground floor, will change this summer as work progresses. Our wayfinding and other signage will change too – and, of course, our friendly staff will be on hand to help customers stay on the move.”

UK Government requires all airports to be compliant with new standards by June 2024, which is the completion deadline for Birmingham Airport’s security hall upgrade – a total investment of up to £40m.

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