Final Planning Consent for Luton Airport RedevelopmentJuly 2014
Pascall+Watson have been engaged by London Luton Airport Operations Limited (LLAOL) to develop the design for a significant extension and refurbishment of Luton Airport. With the final planning consent given for the £100m development, the work will increase annual passenger capacity from 12 million to 18 million by 2031 and enable London Luton to become a leading airport serving those living in London, Luton and the surrounding regions.
The plans, including an expanded and modernised terminal building and improved surface access, are forecast to increase the Airport’s annual economic impact by £283m to £1.2bn, and create over 5,000 jobs in Luton and the surrounding areas.
Final planning consent was provided by Luton Borough Council after the Department for Communities and Local Government ruled in April this year that the planning application could proceed.
The project has commenced with the launch of a procurement process, under OJEU rules, for contractors to deliver the substantial works involved.
Commenting on the start of the development programme, Clive Condie, Executive Chairman of London Luton Airport, said “This marks the start of an exciting new journey for London Luton, as we begin the process of transforming the Airport to deliver a great experience for our customers, Luton and the surrounding regions. Our vision is for a vastly improved Airport which plays a major role in providing more capacity in the London system”.