Future Airport project – update

From Jersey Airport
27th 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 there development project, which will see the part-demolition of the current Arrivals’ Terminal along with the construction of a new 2-storey air side passenger pier.

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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 demolition.

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 toilet facilities.

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.

Departures Building
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 futureairport@ports.je

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