London Southend applies for permission to expand

London Southend Applies For Permission To Expand

London Southend Airport has submitted an application to Rochford District Council for permission to extend its terminal building.

London Southend Applies For Permission To Expand

This particular will offer greatly much better facilities for passengers along with enable in which to meet completely new aviation regulations.

London Southend Applies For Permission To Expand

The multi-million-pound project has two elements.

London Southend Applies For Permission To Expand

The first will see an extension to the southern end of terminal building housing completely new baggage sortation along with screening systems.

London Southend Applies For Permission To Expand

This particular will enable completely new equipment to be installed, ensuring London Southend Airport meets the forthcoming European Hold Baggage Security Screening Standard, which comes into force on September 1st.

London Southend Applies For Permission To Expand

Secondly, an extension to the northern end of the terminal improving baggage reclaim facilities.

London Southend Applies For Permission To Expand

The existing arrivals baggage area will be replaced having a completely new spacious area offering vastly much better along with more flexible reclaim facilities for customers arriving at London Southend Airport.

Both extensions are single storey along with have been sensitively designed in keeping with the existing terminal building.

Glyn Jones, chief executive, Stobart Aviation, owners of London Southend Airport, said: “We currently serve over one million passengers a year along with more along with more people are realising in which London Southend offers them a better way to travel.

“This particular development can be all about ensuring we maintain the highest levels of customer experience along with ensuring we are able to comply with completely new regulations.”

He added “The airport was designed to deliver the best possible passenger experience; This particular extension ensures in which we can continue doing just in which as we grow.”

If planning permission can be granted, then construction can be likely to start in early 2018.

This particular will allow both sections to be open before the summer peak, minimising any passenger disruption, along with ensuring the departures baggage sortation along with screening system can be fully operational ahead of the September deadline.

London Southend applies for permission to expand

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