State-of-the-art car rental centre opens at Bristol Airport
Created: 11th Dec 2019
A £6.5 million development will open at Bristol Airport on Wednesday 11 December providing an enhanced and improved car rental centre. The new area will be home to all the on-site car rental companies based at the Airport, improving the experience for passengers wishing to rent a car on their arrival at the Airport.
The new location combines all the car rental companies in one central location and is situated south of the Airport in close proximity to the Silver Zone car park. The project includes an enlarged office and reception area, dedicated pick-up and return parking spaces, valet and wash-bay facilities. A new dedicated car rental shuttle bus service will operate between the consolidated car rental centre and the terminal every 10 minutes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for passengers use.
The design of the building includes installation of photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of the building, rainwater harvesting tanks for the wash-bay facility, with 80% of the water used in the wash-bays being recycled and subsequent wash cycles topped up by the rain-water harvesting tanks. During construction of the site over 5,000 tonnes of rock excavated from various projects across the Airport were reused on-site and processed for use on the project. This reduced the volume of construction waste disposed of off-site and reduced vehicle movements and a need to import quarry material.
Kate Ridgers, Head of Commercial Development at Bristol Airport said:
“It is exciting to see this multi-million pound project open to customers for the first time. The new car rental centre provides a first-class experience for customers by using the latest technology and sustainability initiatives from design stage through to completion. We know car rental is one product that provides customers with a ‘first and last’ impression of the Airport, and we wanted to create the highest standards and facilities possible.”