Friday 24th of July 2015
Bristol Airport has this month unveiled the first stage of its multi-million pound extension plan, which will see a bigger department lounge, a transformed security framework and an influx of new brands across the retail, restaurant and leisure sectors.
The first phase of the airport’s regeneration was opened to passengers earlier this month following a 12 month build programme. The £8.6 million terminal extension incorporates an enlarged department lounge with hundreds of additional seats and several additional retail outlets including JD Sports, Accessorize, Joules and Superdry.
The addition of restaurants and bars to the airport include a revamped Starbucks and The Cabin, which offers passengers a wide selection of fine wines, craft beers and locally sourced food.
One of the most impressive features of the airport extension is the addition of an outdoor terrace which offers unrivaled, panoramic views of the arriving and departing aircraft; the outdoor terrace is home to a new bar and restaurant and is positioned under a retractable roof, so passengers can enjoy the view come rain or shine. The rooftop garden incorporates quirky, eye-catching sculptures throughout, and the overall design of both the garden, terrace and airport takes inspiration from the South West of England, and includes finishes, touches and textures that reflect the local area.
The second phase of the airport’s extension is set to be completed in summer 2016 and will cost £24, bringing the total amount of money invested in Bristol Airport to £120 million since 2010.