London City Airport has released a series of concept images depicting the interior of its upgraded terminal.
A £500 million development programme began in 2017 and includes new terminal facilities, eight new aircraft stands and a parallel taxiway next to the runway.
The 17,000 sqm terminal is being extended by 51,000 sqm and the existing space is also being refurbished. Work is planned for completion in 2022, with terminal facilities being built to the east and west of the current building.
London City says it will be able to accommodate an additional 2 million annual passengers and 30,000 flights.
The existing 1987 structure was built to accommodate around 1 million passengers per year. The airport expects to see five million passengers in 2019.
Images by London practice The Design Solution show the airport’s new Check In, Security, Departures Lounge, Baggage Claim, dedicated Arrivals area and gate lounges.
Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport, said:
“Through our transformation programme, we have a blank canvas and a great opportunity to provide our passengers with an airport experience that truly reflects modern London, the greatest city in the world.
“We welcome millions of visitors to London every year right into the heart of London, and we want to create an unforgettable first and last impression of London, showcasing the very best of the capital and demonstrating it is open for business and thriving.”
Kevin Patience, Design Director at The Design Solution, said: “A fluid lined interior design encouraging passenger flow has been inspired by the River Thames, which is right on the airport’s doorstep.
“The interior is punctuated with digital installations and interior features that celebrate London’s diversity and creative energy, from art, culture, fashion, sport, film and music.”