19 Feb 2016

Airport Car Park Expansion Takes Off

19-02-16

Newcastle International Airport has today announced a development to extend its car parking facilities.

A multi-million pound contract has been awarded to The Owen Pugh Group to extend the existing long-term car park to provide 1,600 additional spaces at the airport.

Preliminary work on the scheme is already underway and the project is expected to take 21 weeks to complete. The new extension is bordered by Ponteland Road and Prestwick Road with the airport requiring the space for additional cars to support its growth in demand for long-term parking capacity.

The construction will be carefully managed to minimise the impact on the local community. In order to ensure the openness and country feel is maintained, the airport will undertake landscaping on the boundaries of the car parks in order to screen the development from outside of the site.

The new extension comes just two months after Robert Goodwill MP, Minister of State for Transport, officially opened the airport’s new £14m departure lounge redevelopment.

David Laws, Chief Executive at Newcastle International Airport, said: “This is another significant development as the airport continues to grow. Our passengers’ journey begins as soon as they arrive at the airport and it is vital we continue to meet their needs and offer the best experience possible.

Lee Buchanan, Operations Manager at Owen Pugh Construction, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won this prestigious contract to extend parking facilities at Newcastle Airport as it continues on its growth trajectory.

“With a team of highly skilled operatives on board, we’re well placed to undertake this project on time and within budget.”