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Edinburgh Airport terminal expansion continues apace

March 10 2015

Edinburgh Airport terminal expansion continues apace
Edinburgh Airport has marked completion of its £25m terminal expansion and security area by launching the next phases of its £150m, five year investment plan.

The Airport is set to unveil a ‘community plaza’ connecting the terminal building with the tram stop this Easter and the old security hall will be converted into a ‘walk-through’ retail space by October.

In the most recent blog post documenting the work Edinburgh Airport’s John Watson wrote: “The next related project in that area will be the development of a community plaza area, linking the new building with the tram stop, coach park and car rental centre.  It will provide a pleasant outdoor space for relaxing or engaging community events.

“We’re currently considering lots of different ideas about how we can use this space and there is freedom to be more creative than we are usually allowed to be in our operational designs.”

Edinburgh Airport’s new terminal received a Zit Award last month for its ‘paucity of design ambition.’
Edinburgh Airport markets itself as Scotland's 'gateway to the world'
Edinburgh Airport markets itself as Scotland's 'gateway to the world'
The extension was designed by Archial Norr
The extension was designed by Archial Norr


James Tallent
#1 Posted by James Tallent on 10 Mar 2015 at 15:10 PM
In twenty years time, anyone with any passing awareness of architecture will be saying, "Look at that tacky, multicoloured frontage...must have been built around 2015." Awful. Makes Glasgow's last frontage extension, completed in 2009, look like sheer class.
#2 Posted by Brian on 10 Mar 2015 at 16:08 PM
It looks tacky now and Grim.I also think the control tower looks like a cremation tower.
#3 Posted by monkey9000 on 10 Mar 2015 at 17:18 PM
Fosters at Quartermile has alot to answer for...
#4 Posted by Dadabouttown on 11 Mar 2015 at 09:27 AM
The social housing block with the grey black panels at Quartermile is actially a Richard Murphy creation. I actually think it looks ok there - quite an innovative building when you see the courtyard etc. Agree the airport extension is ultra functional and dull but have to say IMHO the control tower is fab.
#5 Posted by Hibees_ya_bas on 12 Mar 2015 at 18:46 PM
Anyone know these panels are likely to age/weather?

I note the ones at Qmile are a sort of soft, rubbery finish whereas all others since that i've looked at are hard and cheap. the colours of the Qmile ones aren't too bad from a distance, but all others since are horrific.

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