Council leader officially opens Bristol Airport multi-storey car park
Created: 2nd Jul 2018
Bristol Airport’s first multi-storey car park was officially opened today by the Leader of North Somerset Council.
Councillor Nigel Ashton unveiled a plaque to mark the completion of the £9.5 million development which opened to customers earlier this summer. Situated within a short walking distance of the terminal, the new car park has more than 1,100 spaces across three levels, with two further floors providing an additional 750 spaces to be added over the next winter.
Goldbeck Construction built the steel modular structure which incorporates lighting to make locating an unoccupied bay easier for drivers.
Completion of the multi-storey car park follows improvements elsewhere across the site in the last 12 months, including a £2.5 million customer reception centre in the Silver Zone car park. Work on a second multi-storey car park, featuring a public transport interchange on the top level, will commence next year and is expected to open in 2021, adding nearly 2,000 more spaces. Plans for a third multi-storey car park will be included in a forthcoming planning application to increase the Airport’s passenger numbers to 12 million a year.
Andrew Goodenough, Development Director at Bristol Airport, said:
“Not only does this new car park deliver more high quality facilities for our passengers, it also demonstrates our continued commitment to delivering the comprehensive development plans approved by North Somerset Council in 2011.”
Councillor Nigel Ashton, Leader of North Somerset Council, said:
“I’m delighted that the Airport has yet again shown its commitment to the West Region and North Somerset in particular. Employment and tourism will prosper across the West due to partnership working and the continuous success of our Airport, its management and staff.”
In June, Bristol Airport was named ‘Best Airport in Europe’ in the 5-10 million passengers category at the annual awards dinner held by European airports association, ACI Europe.
A consultation on Bristol Airport’s Master Plan runs until 6 July, considering how the Airport can meet future demand for air travel to and from the South West and South Wales. More information is available at www.bristolairport.co.uk/future.