11 January 2019
Stakeholders from across Birmingham and Solihull met to discuss Birmingham Airport’s £500 million draft masterplan.
The plan sets out how the airport will make a self-financed investment of £500 million to improve, modernise and extend facilities that will deliver increased capacity for airline customers and enhance the passenger experience.
The draft plan outlines the airport’s role in driving future economic benefit to the region which will increase by 42 per cent, totalling £2.1 billion a year and 34,000 jobs by 2033.
Representatives from WSP, HSBC, Aston University, Y International, Millennium Point, Touchwood, and Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC) discussed and gave feedback on the plan to the airport’s business development director Jo Lloyd.
Paul Faulkner, chief executive at the GBCC, said: “I’d like to thank Jo and her team for an excellent presentation –it clearly reinforced the vital role that Birmingham Airport will play in unlocking the economic prosperity of the region for years to come.
“In a period of uncertainty, it’s great to see the Airport embarking on an investment programme worth half a billion pounds which will catalyse growth across the Midlands as a whole.
“There was a clear consensus around the table that stakeholders across the board need to work together if the Airport is to realise its full potential and I would urge local businesses to have their say on the Airport’s plans before the consultation closes.”
The event is part of Birmingham Airport’s 12-week consultation process, for stakeholders to feed back their views on the airport’s plans.
The consultation period will end on the 31 January at 23:59.
Full details of the plan and how to feedback can be found at www.bhxmasterplan.co.uk
The final version of the Master Plan will be published in early 2019.
Pictured: Attendees of the meeting with the draft masterplan.