Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) is investing more than £100m into regeneration of its terminal facilities, which it says will “dramatically improve” the passenger experience.Farrans Construction has been appointed as the contractor to deliver Phase 1 of the project, which involves construction of the terminal extension. Work is set to commence this autumn and is expected to be completed in 2026. The regeneration will see a 9,500 square metre, three-storey extension to the existing terminal, alongside a refurbishment of the current terminal building. 

This announcement marks the beginning of a new era for Leeds Bradford Airport. This investment will give us the infrastructure needed to deliver an outstanding customer experience, support the growth of our airline partners, enhance connectivity for business, investment and trade and provide the airport that Leeds, Bradford and Yorkshire have been waiting for. LBA is a key asset for our region and our community, our investment enhances and supports broader investments underway in Leeds and Bradford creating new jobs, new opportunities and shared benefits for our community.

Vincent Hodder, chief executive of Leeds Bradford Airport

LBA said passengers would benefit from the creation of additional aircraft stands, more seating, faster security, new shops and eateries, and a larger baggage reclaim area and immigration hall, as well as improved access for passengers with restricted mobility. The regeneration will also help LBA to further decarbonise its operations, as outlined in the airport’s 2030 Net Zero Carbon Roadmap, with the installation of new heating, lighting and machinery, including new baggage belts.

Leeds Bradford Airport has played an integral role in the ambitious growth of the city of Leeds and the wider Yorkshire region, supporting connectivity to some of the world’s best destinations for business and tourism. We are looking forward to bringing the vision for its next stage to life through the extension and modernisation of the terminal. This project will be a major boost to the construction industry with jobs created through apprenticeships, direct labour and supply chain.

 Cathal Montague, regional director at Farrans Construction
Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) is investing more than £100m into regeneration of its terminal facilities