Future Airport Project - Update
From Jersey Airport,
27 February 2020
In line with the proposed plan, contractors are now on site
working in the Arrivals’ Terminal, the car park in front of the Air Traffic
Control Tower and at the old cargo centre site. In the arrivals building, they
are carrying out enabling works in preparation for Phase One of the
redevelopment project, which will see the part-demolition of the current
Arrivals’ Terminal along with the construction of a new 2-storey airside
What will passengers see when they travel through Jersey Airport?
The Arrivals’ Terminal
The original plan
developed with the contractor involved a complex series of changes for both
passengers and those waiting to meet them in a proposed temporary facility. In
the light of this, Ports of Jersey has adjusted the construction plans to
ensure the level of impact on arriving passengers is kept to a minimum.
Therefore, most of the arrivals’ terminal building and facilities will now be
retained during the redevelopment works, including the passenger exit doors
from baggage reclaim into the existing meet and greet concourse, children’s
play area, existing seating and Tour Operator desks.
The works programme will see part of the Arrivals’ Terminal
(the right-hand side of the building) demolished to allow contractors to set up
an on-site works compound and allow ease of access to the passenger pier. The
offices above the terminal will also be stripped out in preparation for
In line with the original plan, the café facility will be
closed and will shortly be replaced by vending machines, which will offer a
variety of hot and cold beverages and snacks. The café will close to the public
as from this Saturday evening, 29 February 2020. In addition, the gents’
toilets in the arrivals’ terminal will be removed as part of the demolition
process and will be amalgamated with the existing ladies to create unisex
The three hire car operators, Europcar, Hertz and Avis will
also be temporarily relocated to dedicated desks in the Departures’ Terminal
until such time as a new hire car facility is created for them as part of the
Forecourt project. The car hire operators are scheduled to be relocated to the
temporary site over the weekend of 21/22 March 2020.
There will be no change to the provision of taxis, booked
cabs, coaches and public buses, which will remain in their current location.
Enabling works will
start next week in preparation for temporary relocation of the car hire
operators and will take a few weeks to complete. Although the impact to
passengers will be minimal, it will involve a change to some of the existing
check-in desks and back of house to create the new car hire desks.
Work on other areas
The car park in
front of the Air Traffic Control Tower is now closed and enabling works are
currently taking place for the installation of temporary accommodation for
contractors and project management teams. At the same time, portacabins are
being installed in the grounds of the former air cargo centre, which will
accommodate the teams who will have to relocate from the Arrivals’ Terminal.
Media updates will continue to be provided in advance of any
significant changes that may be experienced by passengers and other airport
users. Additional information on the Future Airport project is available on dedicated pages on this website.
Anyone wishing to comment on the plans or post questions can
do so by contacting the project team on email firstname.lastname@example.org