Leeds Bradford Airport begins terminal regeneration scheme
Apr 15, 2024

Leeds Bradford Airport has officially marked the start of construction work on its new terminal regeneration.

The privately funded £100 million development, known as LBA:REGEN, will transform LBA’s existing terminal building into a ‘modern, efficient and sustainable facility’, according to a press release by the airport today.

The release added the development would “enhance passenger experience and supporting the region’s economic growth”.

LBA:REGEN will deliver a 9,500 square metre, three-storey extension to the existing terminal, alongside a significant refurbishment of current facilities.

There will be additional aircraft stands, more seating, faster security, new shops and eateries, a larger baggage reclaim area and immigration hall, and improved access for passengers with restricted mobility.

Farrans Construction is delivering the first phase of the project.

This phase includes the construction of a new UK Border Force immigration facility and international baggage reclaim hall, as well as expanded retail and international departure lounge facilities.

Phase two will include an enlarged central search and check-in areas, alongside larger duty free, retail and arrivals areas.

Construction work is expected to be completed in 2026.

According to the airport, LBA:REGEN has the potential to create 1,500 new direct jobs at the airport and 4,000 new indirect jobs by 2030.

Airport chief executive Vincent Hodder 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.”

Photo: Leeds Bradford Airport chief executive Vincent Hodder with Farrans Construction staff and LBA apprentices.

Read more:

Download the FREE Stray Ferret app here to access the latest news, competitions and offers.