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£2.3m redevelopment at Bristol Airport

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Page last updated: 24th Jan 2017 - 03:02 PM

New work has begun at Bristol Airport as part of its £2.3 million redevelopment project. Highlights of the new work include major improvements made to the immigration hall and a new hotel.

The 201-room accommodation, owned by Hilton Bristol Airport, is the first of its kind on the site which will be situated just a few minutes walk from the terminal building itself. Noticeable facilities such as free wifi, hot breakfast for all guests, business and fitness centres and meeting spaces for up to 20 people mean that the new hotel will be accommodating for everyone! If you would like to reserve a room here, there hotel are taking reservations as of March 1st.

Alison Roberts, head of customer operations, Bristol Airport, said: “These new facilities will be in place for passengers from April onwards, in time for the busy summer holiday season and will make a big difference to the airport experience.

“In the meantime, we will be working closely with Border Force to keep any inconvenience to passengers during the improvement works to a minimum.”
As well as the plans for a new hotel, the redevelopment to the immigration hall will see an increase in passport control gates from 10 to 17, as well as 10 state of the art ePassport gates. Once these changes have been made, further investment will be made to implement a new reception centre as well as improved changes to the heavily used Silver Zone car park, which is often the first facility experienced for many people travelling through Bristol Airport.

Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport, said:

“Completion of the west terminal extension will enable us to turn our attention to the immigration area, where passengers can sometimes wait longer than we would like at the busiest times. By enlarging and reconfiguring this area and introducing the latest Border Force technology we aim to make arriving at Bristol Airport as fast and efficient as possible.”

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