Council is looking to appoint an architectural consultant partner
under a framework agreement, to work with its airport team to
undertake some initial feasibility studies at Blackpool Airport, as
part of the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone.
Council reacquired Blackpool Airport in September 2017 via its
ownership of Blackpool Airport Operations Ltd (BAOL) and Blackpool
Airport Property Ltd (BAPL), to secure its long term future as part
of the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone.
with the airport team, the successful architect will initially be
required to undertake a number of short feasibility studies and
produce concept designs to examine options for the provision of new
and replacement hangars and determine the best locations for new
airport parking aprons, , all of which in the long term will be
required to facilitate the future development of the Enterprise Zone
and the proposed relocation of the airport’s operational facilities
in accordance with the Enterprise Zone Masterplan.
initial phase of study and design work will build on the
master-planning work previously undertaken by Mott McDonald and York
Aviation in 2018. There may be additional work as and when required,
as part of a framework agreement.
contract start date is expected to start 1st December 2019
and the feasibility studies and concept design (worked up to RIBA
Stage 2) is required by 31st March 2020.
Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council and Chair of
Blackpool Airport said, “The appointment of an architectural
consultancy will be a significant step closer towards seeing next
generation development on site. The studies will help to inform the
airport team in decision making and prioritisation of potential
future investment at the airport. The airport is in urgent need of
regeneration and it is important that we get it right from the
outset, supporting the existing businesses on the airport whilst
improving and building a strong and sustainable future in aviation
and securing long term, skilled jobs for the local community.”
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