+ Ashton has been contracted by Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone as
architectural consultant to undertake a feasibility study for the provision of
new hangar space and ancillary accommodation at Blackpool Airport.
appointment, made by Blackpool Council, will see our team carry out a series of
studies and design work to help take the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone to
its next stage.
alongside the airport team and airport occupiers, we will produce feasibility
studies and concept designs that examine options for new and replacement
hangars and locations for new aircraft parking aprons. The team will also
explore the proposed relocation of the airport’s operational facilities.
feasibility studies and concept designs are required to be submitted to
Blackpool Council by the end of May 2020.
McBurney, architect and director at Cassidy + Ashton said: “We have been
working with the airport’s owner, Blackpool Council, on the Phase 1 development
since 2018 and are delighted to have been appointed to the framework agreement.
Our A+ team looks forward to working with the council and stakeholders on this
next stage of the Enterprise Zone development at Blackpool airport.
studies are a critical phase of any redevelopment project and we recognise the
important role we will play to help shape the future of the airport and
Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council and Chair of Blackpool
Airport said, “The appointment of Cassidy + Ashton brings us a step closer
towards seeing next generation development on site. The studies undertaken will
help to inform the airport team in decision making and prioritisation of
potential future development at the airport.
airport is in urgent need of regeneration and it is important that we get it
right from the outset, support existing businesses, build a strong sustainable
future in aviation and create long term, skilled jobs for the local community.”
initial phase of study and design work to be carried out by Cassidy + Ashton
will build on the master-planning work previously undertaken in 2018.
Council reacquired Blackpool Airport in September 2017 from Balfour Beatty via
its ownership of Blackpool Airport Operations Ltd and Blackpool Airport Property
Ltd, to secure its long- term future as part of the Blackpool Airport