Newcastle International Airport in northeast England has today (February 19) announced its plans to extend its passenger car parking facilities.
A multi-million pound contract has been awarded to engineering firm The Owen Pugh Group to extend the existing long-term car park to provide 1,600 additional spaces at the airport. Preliminary work on the scheme is already underway and the project is expected to take 21 weeks to complete.
The construction will be carefully managed to minimize the impact on the local community. In order to ensure that the country feel is maintained, the airport will undertake landscaping on the boundaries of the car parks in order to screen the development from outside of the site.
The new extension comes just two months after Robert Goodwill MP, UK minister of state for transport, officially opened the airport’s new £14m (US$20m) departure lounge redevelopment.
David Laws, chief executive at Newcastle International Airport, said, “This is another significant development as the airport continues to grow. Our passengers’ journey begins as soon as they arrive at the airport and it is vital we continue to meet their needs and offer the best experience possible.”
Lee Buchanan, operations manager at Owen Pugh Construction, said, “We are absolutely delighted to have won this prestigious contract to extend parking facilities at Newcastle Airport as it continues on its growth trajectory.
“With a team of highly skilled operatives on board, we’re well placed to undertake this project on time and within budget.”