Bristol Airport has brought forward plans to build a new multi million public transport interchange hub.
Plans for the interchange to be built on the site of an existing ‘Drop and Go’ zone to the north and west of the airport’s main terminal building, have been put to North Somerset Council.
The new scheme includes a covered walkway from the interchange to the terminal, a dedicated terminal building which will encompass a passenger concourse and new pedestrian routes and vehicle access. There will also be additional capacity for public transport vehicles, a new taxi rank and reception area, electric charging unit, new catering facilities and toilets.
This application comes at the same time as a major expansion of the airport to allow up to 12 million passengers a year was turned down by the council, although is being appealed.
The airport said the scheme will improve access to public transport for passengers, staff and the wider community.
Bristol Airport CEO Dave Lees said: “The proposed new Public Transport Interchange will enhance the accessibility of the airport for passengers and staff using public transport.https://data.reachplc.com/202932917221956
“Sustainability and greener growth is at the heart of Bristol Airport’s plans and this development supports our ambitions to become carbon neutral for direct emissions by 2025 and a net zero airport by 2050.