Birmingham airport releases timelapse video of security hall build

21 Oct 2023 by Mark Caswell
Rendering of Birmingham airport's new security hall (image supplied by

Birmingham airport (BHX) has published an update on the construction of its new £50 million security hall, alongside a timelapse video of the works.

The airport said that its project team was working 21 hours a day “to get the work done safely and on time”, with a scheduled opening date of June 2024.

The hall will include new CT scanning equipment to ensure the airport complies with DfT rules coming into force next year, as well as a new solar panel-clad across part of the roof which BHX says will provide natural light and help power the terminal with green electricity.

Four 50-person lifts are also being installed to replace existing escalators, which the airports says will improve the walking route to Departures and the air-rail link station area.

The security hall is part of a £300 million capital investment programme at BHX, which will increase the capacity to 18 million passengers per year by 2033.

The airport has had to make a number of temporary changes to customer access and queuing routes while the works take place, with further changes set to take place in the coming weeks.

Commenting on the news Stephen Barker, development director for BHX, said:

“We have made great progress in the last six months on delivering a reconfigured facility which will transform the passenger experience at Birmingham Airport with a more efficient pre-flight screening process capable of serving greater volumes of people more effectively.

“We thank customers and staff for bearing with us as we carry out this work in our operational areas. To date we have been successful in maintaining our programme and, with continued support and cooperation, we expect to meet our shared goal of providing a great new facility for everyone.”

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