Planning approval for new arrivals hall

At this evening’s Planning Committee meeting (1st April), Christchurch Borough Council approved Bournemouth Airport’s planning application for a new arrivals hall.

Speaking after the meeting Rob Goldsmith, airport Managing Director said: “We are delighted that the Council has approved the design of the new arrivals building. This will be an innovative structure, with 70% less CO2 emissions than the previous design and is, we believe, the first airport building of its type in the UK.

He continued, “It should be ready for use by Summer 2011 and will provide a fitting welcome to visitors to the region.”

The design of the new arrivals hall takes advantage of the building’s orientation to make maximum possible use of solar gain, solar shading, daylight and natural ventilation. These measures will reduce the need for mechanical and electrical installations which, in turn, will reduce the building’s energy requirements.

Press enquiries to:
Sally Windsor, External Communications, Bournemouth Airport
Tel: 01202 364106 or 07768 444556 Email:

Published on: 02/04/2010 13:36:47

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