Leeds Bradford unveils terminal Idea
A series of CGI images was published depicting the recently proposed replacement terminal in Leeds Bradford Airport. The pictures show what the new-look check-in hall, departures lounge and arrivals gate might look like for future passengers. Big glass-fronted walls, high ceilings, electronic check-in desks and food stalls all include at the CGIs.
If approved, construction is scheduled to be finished as early as 2023. The West Yorkshire centre’s plans to get a replacement terminal — submitted to Leeds City Council at May 2020 — has proposed building of a three-floor, 365,972 sq ft building on an alternative site within the airport’s border. Management at the site’s operator said the new state-of-the-art terminal building are the most environmentally effective terminal building in britain and deliver a passenger experience”beyond what is achievable in the present [infrastructure]”, which has a legacy of many piecemeal extensions over the span of its 55-year history.
Hywel Rees, chief executive of Leeds Bradford Airport,commented:”It is no secret that the present terminal at Leeds Bradford Airport is outdated. Essentially,the [complicated ] has had ad hoc improvements made to it over the last five-and-a-half decades. The expectations of passengers have changed exponentially within this time and it’s only right that people move to fulfill them. We expect that these pictures can catch the imagination of [customers] new and old, as well as create a sense of excitement for a job we believe may substantially benefit the region.”
A decision in the Council on Leeds Bradford’s latest proposal for a replacement terminal is expected in the autumn of the year. (Photo Grayling/Leeds Bradford Airport)