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Bristol Airport to invest over £60 million in public transport hub project

Bristol Airport has commenced work on its largest capital project ever and is investing over £60 million in creating a public transport interchange hub and multi-storey car park.

The company says the “transformational project” will enhance services and accessibility for customers whether arriving or departing from Bristol Airport.

The project will provide:

  • Over £60 million investment
  • New public transportation interchange hub
  • Additional multi-storey car park
  • Glazed bridge link between car parks and terminal
  • Elevating customer comfort with a new Waiting area and rest facilities
  • Enhanced customer facilities including an enlarged Drop Off and Pick Up area

The project forms part of Bristol Airport’s overall multi-million-pound transformational development plan enabling 12 million passengers a year to use the airport.

A major public transport interchange hub will be created for coaches, buses and other forms of public transport on the top level of the multi-storey car park.

The public transport interchange hub will more than double the number of bus/coach bays to 16 bays – an increase from the current six bays – which will make the airport one of the region’s largest bus/coach interchanges.

The top level of the car park will also provide a dedicated Drop Off and Pick-up location for family, friends or taxis and provide a new gateway for all customers and with ease of access to the terminal.

The new multi-storey car park will provide over 2,000 spaces; state of the art technology; blue badge parking; and will adjoin the existing multi-storey car park.

The terminal will be accessed via a glazed pedestrian bridge link with ease of access for customers – all on the same level. Removing the current pedestrian route of using steps and slopes between the car parks and the terminal, enhancing the customer experience whether arriving or departing from Bristol Airport.

The internal road improvements and design will segregate pedestrians and vehicles, making it safer for everyone.

Dave Lees, CEO of Bristol Airport, said: “This project is transformational for our customers. It is the largest single capital investment project since the terminal opened in 2000 and will take 18 months to complete.”

The development of Bristol Airport to being a 12 million passenger per annum airport will create thousands of new jobs in the years ahead, open-up new direct air links, and support inbound tourism.

Bristol Airport says the project is “the first of many to enhance the customer experience at Bristol Airport whilst meeting the challenge of developing in a responsible way and the commitment in being a net zero airport operation by 2030.”

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