Birmingham Airport’s £50m security hall build reaches half way point

The construction of Birmingham Airport (BHX)’s £50m new security hall is continuing apace.

The project is one of the upgrades in BHX’s £300m capital investment programme, which will take it from a 12m-customer-a-year airport today to one serving 18m customers a year by 2033.

Work on the new security hall has made significant progress since April, with the state-of-the-art facility due to open in June 2024.

New scanning equipment will ensure BHX complies with new regulations that come into force in June 2024, and enable BHX to process customers more effectively and efficiently.

Stephen Barker, development director for BHX, said: “We have made great progress in the last six months on delivering a reconfigured facility which will transform the passenger experience at Birmingham Airport with a more efficient pre-flight screening process capable of serving greater volumes of people more effectively.

“We thank customers and staff for bearing with us as we carry out this work in our operational areas. To date we have been successful in maintaining our programme and, with continued support and cooperation, we expect to meet our shared goal of providing a great new facility for everyone.

“There will be further changes to walking routes in the next few weeks. We’d ask everyone to remember that, in June 2024, the result will be worth it.”