Planning Permission Sought for London City AirportSeptember 2013
Pascall+Watson has formally submitted plans for a major upgrade to infrastructure and passenger facilities at London City Airport to Newham Council.
The airport first started commercial flights in 1987 and it has also recently celebrated its millionth flight movement and was named ‘Best Airport in Europe’ (under five million passengers).
The airport is a key contributor to the economic success of London and the UK, generating over £500 million for the national economy each year and acting as a catalyst for the regeneration of the Docklands.
The works comprise a large extension to the current terminal, including a new pier, baggage system and arrivals building. A new dockside design will include a multi-modal forecourt, hotel and parking facilities. The airfield works include a new extended taxi lane that improves runway usage, as well as additional aircraft stands.
This investment will cement the airport’s role as an international gateway, helping to catalyse the on-going regeneration of East London through additional employment in the Newham area, regeneration of a blighted area of the Royal Docks, extensive use of green technologies, and provision of a world class terminal for central London.