Liverpool John Lennon Airport and SSP Group have announced an extension of their partnership until at least 2036. The new deal will see a considerable investment from SSP at the airport. All of SSP’s existing units will be refurbished, rebranded or extended, and additional outlets will be created, increasing the capacity of SSP’s restaurants by nearly half.
“We’re delighted to be extending our partnership with SSP, which has been key to the airport offering a great airport experience for our passengers,” said Lucy O’Shaughnessy, Commercial Director, Liverpool John Lennon Airport. “This investment will give the growing numbers of passengers choosing to fly from the region’s faster, easier, friendlier airport a wider choice of food and beverage facilities and some really exciting new developments that we’re sure will prove popular with our passengers.”
Work is now underway, and the £9 million investment will completely transform the food and beverage offer at the airport. The initial phase of the development includes a high-end eatery called Sable & Co Bar and Kitchen, which is scheduled to open in spring 2024. It will feature a food and drink menu curated to showcase the best of local ingredients and suppliers, served in a design-led environment.
The next phase will include refurbishment of an existing Upper Crust and a Starbucks coffee shop, and for those looking for a classic meal, SSP will create a modern American-style diner offering an all-day menu. The popular Kissing Gate pub will also be extended.
“This development is testament to the high standard of our offer over the time we’ve been operating at Liverpool John Lennon,” said Kari Daniels, CEO, SSP UK & Ireland. “We’ve built strong relationships with the team here, and we’re delighted to be working closely with them now to make the F&B offer at this great UK airport even better. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming passengers at our fabulous new bars, restaurants and cafes.”