Leeds Bradford Airport Starts Construction on Terminal Regeneration Project

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has commenced construction work on its new terminal regeneration project, LBA:REGEN.

This 100 million GBP development will enhance LBA’s existing terminal building, transforming it into a modern and efficient facility that will improve the passenger experience and support the region’s economic growth.

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has officially marked the start of construction work on its new terminal regeneration with a ground breaking ceremony
Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has officially marked the start of construction work on its new terminal regeneration with a ground breaking ceremony

LBA:REGEN will deliver a three-storey expansion covering 9,500 square metres of new space. In addition, the current facilities will undergo significant refurbishment.

This undertaking will provide additional aircraft stands, more seating, faster security, new dining and retail options, a larger baggage reclaim area and immigration hall, and improved access for passengers with restricted mobility.

Vincent Hodder, CEO of Leeds Bradford Airport, said:

“This ground-breaking is a significant moment in LBA’s history, representing the culmination of thousands of hours of planning, consultation and design. As one of Yorkshire’s most significant infrastructure projects, we and our passengers are immensely excited to see it develop in the coming months. Once complete, this project will deliver the airport that our passengers, airlines and region need and deserve.”

Work is now underway on the terminal extension, with Farrans Construction delivering Phase 1 of the project.

Phase 1 includes the construction of a new UK Border Force immigration facility and international baggage reclaim hall, alongside expanded retail and international departure lounge facilities.

Phase 2 will deliver an enlarged central search and check-in area, as well as larger duty free, retail and arrivals areas. This construction work is expected to be completed in 2026.

By 2030, LBA:REGEN could create 1,500 new direct jobs at LBA and 4,000 new indirect jobs. It is also expected to contribute around 940 million GBP to the local economy.

In addition, the project will contribute to the airport’s Net Zero Carbon Roadmap due to the installation of new efficient heating, lighting and machinery. It also aims to attract airlines to deploy their newest, quietest and most efficient aircraft at the airport.

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