LEEDS Bradford Airport has announced a £100m investment into a regeneration of its terminal facilities.

Approved by Leeds City Council, the work is set to commence in autumn 2023 and is expected to complete in 2026. Farrans Construction has been appointed as the contractor to deliver Phase 1 of the project, the construction of the terminal extension.

The regeneration will see a 9,500 square metre, three storey extension to the existing terminal, alongside a significant refurbishment of the current terminal building. Additional aircraft stands will created along with more seating, faster security, new shops and eateries, and a larger baggage reclaim area and immigration hall, as well as improved access for passengers with restricted mobility.

The airport says by 2030, the regeneration has the potential to create 1,500 new direct jobs at LBA and 4,000 new indirect jobs, as well as contribute a total of £940 million to the local economy*.

The airport further says that the regeneration process will help LBA to further decarbonise its operations - as has been outlined in the airport’s 2030 Net Zero Carbon Roadmap - with the installation of new heating, lighting and machinery as well as new baggage belts.