Birmingham Airport, RedevelopmentBirmingham Airport

As part of a ten year development masterplan, Pascall+Watson worked alongside Birmingham Airport to expand their facilities to accommodate an increase in capacity from 6 to 10 million passengers per annum. Developed over three phases, the scheme encompassed both refurbishment and new build elements, all designed and constructed within a live operational environment.

The facilities transformed the airport, providing significantly enhanced transitional, passenger processing and dwell spaces. The architecture of the airport was designed to reflect the dynamic nature of the aviation industry, focussing on providing clarity to passenger orientation and improving the travelling experience. Expressive structure and high quality, durable finishes provide a readily identifiable design backbone to the airport.

The scope included a new international pier which significantly increased the airport’s aircraft handling capabilities. The pier was designed to accommodate seven wide-bodied airplanes and thirteen smaller ones. Segregation between arriving and departing passengers was a fundamental requirement of the brief, this being achieved by separating the processes between floor levels.

Value: £105m