Our local big bird station has revealed exciting plans to develop a brand new, £150M terminal – which would see an old one knocked down to make way for the development.
The new plan have submitted new plans to Leeds City Council, which includes a brand new three-storey, 34,000 sqm terminal which would be set to open in 2023.
LBA has submitted their application to build a new, state-of-the-art replacement terminal to Leeds CIty Council. The much needed make over would drastically improve passenger experience in the busy airport.
First announced in January, if consent is granted it will be a more efficient and sustainable development that will help them reach the carbon net zero target by 2023.
The old terminal will remain functional until the new one’s opening.
It is said the plans will enable the airport to meet its target of zero carbon emissions from airport operations by 2023.
Hywel Rees, Chief Executive of Leeds Bradford Airport, said:
“The new terminal design allows delivery of existing consented capacity in a more efficient way, with a smaller environmental footprint. The replacement building will have a modern, flexible design whilst achieving operational excellence to give passengers the best experience and address the challenges we know our passengers face far too frequently that cannot be overcome within our current building.
“We are committed to the future of LBA and bringing our plans to fruition if approved. This significant investment in the airport will protect and create new jobs, boost international connectivity, and comes at a time when the region and sector need to turbocharge the economic recovery.”
Sandy Needham, Chief Executive of the West and North Yorkshire Chamber, said:
“Connectivity to markets around the world will remain a major factor in the growth of our regional economy once we are through the current crisis, and so plans to redevelop Leeds Bradford Airport are welcomed by the Chamber. As the economy begins to recover, investment in new infrastructure will provide jobs not only during the construction phase but after works are complete also.
“As we transition out of the single European market, hopefully with a comprehensive free trade deal, at the end of 2020 it will be more important than ever that Yorkshire businesses can access global markets conveniently. Dealing with the short-term implications of COVID-19 will undoubtedly be at the forefront of the minds of businesses but longer term market entry strategies will benefit from more efficient international connectivity from our regional airport.”