Isle of Scilly Airport

Contract Value:    £2.7m

Client:    Council for the Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly lie 30 miles west of the UK mainland in the Atlantic Ocean. The local airport provides an essential connection to the mainland and is a key driver for the future prosperity of the islands.

The loss of the helicopter service and the resulting impact of more fixed wing flights proved the existing airport to be inadequate in size, condition and its ability to handle the requirement for an increase in passenger numbers and flights. These circumstances led the council to appoint an experienced design team, with Kensington Taylor leading the design proposals for the refurbishment and extension of the existing terminal building.

Our early studies explored refurbishment and extension under the stringent CAA guidance of CAP 168.

It has also been determined that the site could support a new terminal building subject to funding. The scheme is scheduled for completion in time for the spring and summer tourist season of 2015.

 

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