A new integrated terminal will be taking shape at Jersey Airport, with works currently underway in preparation of construction. The project is expected to be completed by 2022.
The first key phases of the project to be addressed in 2020 include:
The creation of a new two-storey passenger pier along with an upgrade and realignment of aircraft stands to create more space for passengers and to enable Jersey Airport to handle the trend towards larger aircraft;
The realignment of the current arrivals process, which will involve the part removal of the existing arrivals terminal to create space for the contractors to access the passenger pier and establish a works compound;
The development of the airport’s forecourt and a realignment of the roads to create a 30-metre exclusion zone in front of the terminal, bringing Jersey into line with airports across Europe. This phase will also bring improvements to the space that is currently available for drop-offs and pick-ups. Volkers Fitzpatrick has been appointed by Ports of Jersey, as the main contractor to oversee construction of the integrated terminal, working alongside local construction company, RoK. The removal of the arrivals building will be carried out by Jersey-based demolition specialists, DB Cummins, and is expected to begin in April 2020.
“Without doubt, this exciting and ambitious project is one of the most significant construction projects undertaken on the island in recent years,” Matt Thomas, CEO of Ports of Jersey, said in a statement.
“In effect, we are creating a ‘new’ airport, a 21st Century gateway, which ultimately will future-proof our operational needs, meet the growth ambitions of our airline partners and provide a fantastic travel experience for our customers.”