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Fit-out begins at £80m Edinburgh Airport expansion

January 17 2018

Fit-out begins at £80m Edinburgh Airport expansion
BAM Construction have been appointed to deliver a £10m interior fit-out at a new terminal extension for Edinburgh Airport.

A three-storey extension is already under construction to provide improved facilities for domestic and international arrivals; including expanded baggage reclaim, border control posts, lounges, cafes and offices.

BAM has been on-site since early 2017 to deliver the first phase of the £80m project, which should be ready to accommodate passengers by late 2018.

Ian Lang, capital director at Edinburgh Airport said: “As Edinburgh Airport continues to grow it’s important we provide infrastructure that is fit for purpose and meets the needs of passengers and our airline partners whilst maintaining day to day operations.”

Edinburgh Airport is engaged in a five-year capital programme valued at £220m as it seeks to keep pace with growing passenger demand.
An all new food court will be provided under the plans
An all new food court will be provided under the plans


#1 Posted by StyleCouncil on 17 Jan 2018 at 22:14 PM
Clearly zero effort or skill has been applied to this...good news the airport is expanding but this is disturbingly rubbish. I am always quite embarrassed and irritated when touching down in Scotland from European airports, especially from Scandinavia.
Do consultants actually get paid for producing this....who were they??
#2 Posted by HappyasLarry on 18 Jan 2018 at 08:12 AM
Re: Food court image...are they serious?....having a cocktail? an airport? Edinburgh?!....ooooft!...any guesses? £20 - £25?
#3 Posted by Basho on 18 Jan 2018 at 11:56 AM
The top image looks like someone nipped round to Ikea in their lunch hour.
The interior and exterior of Edinburgh Airport is a real dog's breakfast.
#4 Posted by Bojangles on 18 Jan 2018 at 12:48 PM
Heathrow's T5 was built for £4.3m... why waste £220m on Edinburgh as it is - knock it down and start again!
#5 Posted by StyleCouncil on 18 Jan 2018 at 12:57 PM
#2 the centrally located cocktail/ prosecco bar is a must have requirement to enable social climbers to be 'seen'....the same people who normally occupy the speedy boarding queue on a budget flight.
Has anyone from Edinburgh Airport actually been to other airports?
Anybody know who the consultants on this are?
#6 Posted by Sven on 18 Jan 2018 at 13:13 PM
" I am always quite embarrassed and irritated when touching down in Scotland from European airports, especially from Scandinavia."

Arrivals and baggage claims are dated but not badly, though I have had to wait almost 1 hour for a bag - exactly the same time it took to get from London by plane. The current interior is piecemeal with a new and sleekish area going towards the tram and side entrance to the car park with the rest not having changed in 15 years.

Copenhagen airport splits passengers into Shengen and non-Schengen, the Shengen part having the shops and restaurants. It is not that nice inside, it is functional but not wonderful. Oslo Gardermoen and Helsinki are brighter and use natural light (something Edinburgh could use a lot more of), Schiphol is much better, but a major hub (as is Copenhagen) than Edinburgh is. I like the open garden area upstairs, the museum, the play areas and things to do. The shops are as poor and overpriced as every airport is. Having a major rail interchange inside the airport is something Edinburgh will never have. Edinburgh could learn a lot from Schiphol apart from the long delays from non-Schengen to Schengen transfers, which are often 30-60 minutes with a lot of queue jumping (including me).
Frank Lloyd Wrong
#7 Posted by Frank Lloyd Wrong on 18 Jan 2018 at 13:27 PM
@ #4 Bojangles
Obviously not been to Terminal 5?
Once you have, you might want to check your facts, and then move the decimal point 3 places.
jimbob tanktop
#8 Posted by jimbob tanktop on 18 Jan 2018 at 13:50 PM
Heathrow T5 cost £4.2 billion. Not million. Though they do sound similar.
#9 Posted by Bojangles on 18 Jan 2018 at 14:17 PM
#7 My mistake... however, still... knock it down and start again.
Bob, Agg & Willie
#10 Posted by Bob, Agg & Willie on 18 Jan 2018 at 14:41 PM
@ #9
Good point Bojangles, that will probably only cost £220,000.
John Grant
#11 Posted by John Grant on 20 Jan 2018 at 21:25 PM
I wonder if this time airline passengers have been given precedence over shopping outlets - or is the route to departures even more elongated to include more shopping temptations? Perhaps some escalators to help passengers with their ever increasing hand luggage to get from tarmac level to passport control and baggage reclaim might suggest that Edinburgh Airport is moving out of the aviation backwoods. Perhaps a visit to such as (even) Pisa could open Edinburgh (International -
really?!!)Airport managements' eyes to the consideration given to travellers over shoppers.
Kevin McAvinchey
#12 Posted by Kevin McAvinchey on 24 Jan 2018 at 14:48 PM
That woman with the red bag gets about a bit. See also 'Finnieston bulks up with latest flats proposal' on 23rd Jan 18.
#13 Posted by Paulo on 26 Oct 2018 at 21:59 PM
Love installing the services on this project,what a pleasure working with Bam and Edinburgh Airport,I’m away to jump out a window now

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