Work to double the size of the UK’s East Midlands Airport’s immigration hall has begun.
The expanded facility will be ready ahead of 2020’s summer season and will improve the arrivals experience for returning travelers and visitors to the region. As well as having new facilities, the work will also future-proof this part of the terminal.
The main body of the building, which houses immigration, is part of the original terminal which opened in 1965. It was modified in 2008 when baggage reclaim and the arrivals frontage were extended and a new transportation interchange and bus waiting area were added.
Geoff Moss, the airport’s assets director, said, “We’re delighted that work is now underway to build an extension on to the immigration hall. Not only will the arrivals experience be better for passengers, but the new building will also smarten up the airport estate.”
In addition to the immigration hall expansion, parts of the exterior of the check-in hall are being re-clad.