Bristol Airport invests £60 million in new transport hub

Bristol Airport has started work on a brand new transport hub and multi storey car park, the £60 million investment is one of the largest projects ever completed at Bristol Airport and will radically improve and streamline public transport and car parking at the South West regional airport.

The state of the art project will improve services and accessibility for customers flying through Bristol Airport, once complete the project will provide:

  • New public transport hub for buses and coaches picking up and dropping off passengers
  • Additional multi storey car park providing 2000 car spaces
  • Glazed link bridge between the car park and terminal for additional passenger comfort during bad weather
  • Elevating customer comfort with a new customer waiting area and rest facilities
  • Enhanced customer facilities including an enlarged Drop Off and Pick Up area

This new project will form part of the airport’s plan to expand to 12 million passengers per year, work will include an improved internal road network, additional multi storey car park and enlarged public transport hub with spaces for 16 coaches or buses, a significant increase on the facilities currently available.

The public transport hub will be created for coaches, buses and other forms of public transport on the top level of the multi-storey car park, the public transport interchange hub will more than double the number of bus/coach bays to 16 bays (an increase from the current six bays). Enabling the Airport to be one of the region’s largest bus/coach interchanges, and is a major contribution of Bristol Airport’s commitment in improving public transport links across the region.

The top level of the car park will also provide a dedicated Drop Off and Pick-up location for family, friends or taxis and provide a new gateway for all customers and with ease of access to the terminal.

The new multi-storey car park will provide:

  • over 2000 spaces
  • state of the art technology
  • blue badge parking
  • adjoin the existing multi-storey car park

The airport terminal will be accessed via a brand new glazed pedestrian bridge with ease of access for customers which will all be on the same level. Removing the current pedestrian route of the steps and slopes between the car parks and the terminal will significantly improve passenger access. The internal road improvements and design will segregate pedestrians and vehicles, making it safer for everyone.

Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport, said:

“This project is transformational for our customers. It is the largest single capital investment project since the terminal opened in 2000 and will take 18 months to complete. As with all large-scale projects, they are complex and the development work will need to be phased to accommodate the normal day to day Airport operations. During the project, customers will see several temporary changes taking place, including temporary relocation of some car parks and changes to internal roads layouts. We will continue to keep customers informed of the changes via directional signage, customer messaging on car park bookings, the website and on social media.”

The development of Bristol Airport to being a 12 million passenger per annum airport will create thousands of new jobs in the years ahead, open-up new direct air links, and support inbound tourism. This project is the first of many to enhance the customer experience at Bristol Airport whilst meeting the challenge of developing in a responsible way and the commitment in being a net zero airport operation by 2030.