Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) is submitting plans to build a state-of-the-art terminal to “dramatically improve” passenger experience.
These new plans, to be submitted in spring 2020, replace the recently consented scheme and the existing terminal building, with a more efficient and sustainable development.
The plans propose the construction of a three floor, 34,000 sq. mt. terminal on an alternative site within the airport’s boundary.
If approved, this upgrade would create a modern airport terminal, classified as ‘excellent’ by the BREEAM sustainability standard, which is awarded only to the most environmentally efficient buildings internationally.
Completion of the terminal would also enable LBA to meet its target of net zero carbon emissions from airport operations by 2023.
The scheme would deliver significantly enhanced facilities, allowing LBA to meet its expected passenger demand, with improved level of service and efficiency.
Hywel Rees, LBA Chief Executive of Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “This proposal is not about growing beyond our predicted capacity; it is about meeting the same demand in a more efficient way, with a smaller environmental footprint; it is about creating a more modern building that can achieve operational excellence to give passengers the best experience; and it is about addressing the challenges we know our passengers face far too frequently and that cannot be overcome within our current building.”