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August 24 2017

Edinburgh Airport expansion waiting in the wings
Edinburgh Airport has named BAM Construction as lead contractor for its Terminal Expansion Project, which will usher in a range of new domestic and international arrival facilities.

This will include expanded baggage reclaim and border control facilities, shops, cafes, a new lounge space and office accommodation together with new link bridges and stairs to open up access to larger aircraft stands and an additional south east pier.

Work has already begun on an £80m three storey terminal extension is included in phase one of this work which will see an additional 14,350sq/m of accommodation offered by autumn 2018.

Edinburgh Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar commented: “We are Scotland’s busiest airport and the fastest growing airport in the UK – and that demand is only going to grow with the record numbers of passengers we expect to see passing through the terminal.”

Occupying a disused service yard sandwiched between the airport and Gogar Burn the development forms part of a £220m capital programme for the next five years.
An expanded baggage reclaim area is included in the plans
An expanded baggage reclaim area is included in the plans

6 Comments

David
#1 Posted by David on 24 Aug 2017 at 14:37 PM
Gordon Dewar should check his facts perhaps? Isn't Glasgow Int the fastest growing airport so far this year?
David 2
#2 Posted by David 2 on 24 Aug 2017 at 17:27 PM
David - depends how you measure it, on % or actual numbers.
dave the detailer
#3 Posted by dave the detailer on 24 Aug 2017 at 23:42 PM
Nice to see million pound developments done in free sketch up. You can smell the quality.
Sven
#4 Posted by Sven on 25 Aug 2017 at 12:56 PM
I use EDI every week and avoid hold luggage when I can as it can take 45 minutes to get your bag, which is only a few minutes shorter than a lot of flights.
Graeme McCormick
#5 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 25 Aug 2017 at 12:57 PM
Since first and last impressions are important to visitors can't we have some design which lifts the spirits, makes an airport somewhere you want to linger and treats u like an individual?
rendercritic
#6 Posted by rendercritic on 25 Aug 2017 at 17:39 PM
#3 Nothing wrong with sketchup.
My bugbear though is leaving blue reverse faces in a render. Lets start with the basics- Right click, reverse faces. We can work up slowly to something approaching architectural graphic competency from there. In fairness the internal shot is competent albeit the design intent of simply putting timber on the walls screams of mediocrity (or an Architect attempting interior design).

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