Leeds Bradford Airport begins construction on new terminal regeneration to enhance passenger experience

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has started construction on its new terminal regeneration. The £100 million development, known as LBA:REGEN, will transform LBA’s existing terminal building and CX.

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has officially marked the start of construction work on its new terminal regeneration with a ground-breaking ceremony. The privately-funded £100 million development, known as LBA:REGEN, will transform LBA’s existing terminal building into a modern, efficient and sustainable facility, enhancing passenger experience and supporting the region’s economic growth.

LBA:REGEN will deliver a 9,500sqm, three-storey extension to the existing terminal, alongside a significant refurbishment of the current facilities. Passengers will benefit from the creation of 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 reduced mobility (PRMs).

“This ground-breaking is a significant moment in LBA’s history, representing the culmination of thousands of hours of planning, consultation and design,” said Vincent Hodder, CEO, Leeds Bradford Airport. “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 underway on the terminal extension, with Farrans Construction delivering Phase 1 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 2 will include an enlarged central search and check-in areas, alongside larger duty free, retail and arrivals areas. Completion of construction work is expected in 2026.

The project will also play a significant part in the airport’s Net Zero Carbon Roadmap, with the installation of new efficient heating, lighting and machinery, as well as attracting airlines to deploy their newest, quietest and most efficient aircraft at the airport.



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