New images of what London City Airport will look like after a £400M revamp have been released .
The artist’s impressions from architects Pascall & Watson, released on the 30th anniversary of the first commercial flight from the airport, include exterior views of the expanded airport which will accomodate an extra 2M passengers per year by 2025 and add 30,000 flights.
The City Airport Development Programme will involve the construction of seven new aircraft stands, a parallel taxiway, a 40,000m² terminal extension, and the UK’s first digital air traffic control tower, which will be in use by 2019.
Enabling works have started with delivery partner Bechtel and construction work is set to begin early next year. Completion is scheduled for 2021.
London City Airport chief executive Declan Collier said: “Over the past 30 years, London City Airport has become an intrinsic part of London’s transport system; growing responsibly to a record-breaking 4.6M annual passengers in 2016, creating local employment, and connecting business and leisure travellers with the UK, Europe and beyond.
“As we celebrate this anniversary, we look to a bright future ahead and the world-class transformation which is soon to commence.
”The City Airport Development Programme presents the opportunity to create an airport of the future, which will help meet demand in the London market, and increase connectivity.”
The privately-funded investment is set to create more than 2,000 jobs, and could generate an extra £750M for the UK economy.
London City Airport was the first completely new airport to be built in the UK for 40 years and took 18 months to build before the first commercial flight on 26 October 1987.