Demolition of unsafe airport building will help spark new Knowledge Quarter

Demolition of an unsafe building at Blackpool Airport has completed.

The former fire station and engineering workshop at the airport had sat empty for eight months, and were in a poor state of repair. A pre-demolition survey showed signs of damp on the timber roof joists, collapsing ceilings and asbestos.

The council’s chosen contractor, Bradley Group, have now completed the demolition and the site is earmarked to become a data centre demonstrator as part of the Enterprise Zone’s Knowledge Quarter, which will create new commercial space allowing digital companies to benefit from access to the ultrafast North Atlantic Loop internet cable.

Blackpool Airport’s rescue and firefighting services operate from a separate unit on the airport and their operations are not impacted by the works.

For more details on the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone masterplan and Knowledge Quarter, visit the  Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone Masterplan