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BAM Construct UK | 1:41
CONSTRUCTION on the extension of Edinburgh Airport’s main terminal is well underway with works expected to complete at the end of 2018, according to the contractor BAM Construct UK.
Announced last summer, the extension is necessary to accommodate a projected rise in passenger numbers: from 12 million a year in 2016 to 16.5 million in 2021.
Above: A schematic diagram showing Edinburgh airport's terminal extension in red. Below: High degree of structural prefabrication ensures a speedy build (images courtesy of BAM Construct UK).
As can be seen in the video above, the extension’s quick build time is ensured by a structural steel frame which allows for fast, efficient and accurate
Above: The extension is supposed to be finished later this year (image courtesy of BAM Construct UK).
The extension adds three storeys of retail, baggage handling and border control facilities, as well as six additional boarding gates, increasing the total number to 32.
Above: The new extension will provide growing number of passengers with new retail, boarding and border control facilities (image courtesy of BAM Construct UK).
The project’s total cost is £80 million, while a further £130 million will be spent upgrading existing airport facilities over the next five years.
Edinburgh is Scotland’s largest airport and currently the fastest growing airport in the UK.