London Luton Airport (LLA) has a single passenger terminal, which during normal travel circumstances, will serve over 15 million passengers flying to multiple destinations each year.
The transformation underway at LLA will not only significantly improve the experience for passengers, but also increase annual capacity by 50% from 12 million to 18 million. The redevelopment of the airport includes a combination of new-build, extension and refurbishment works.
A small but important element of the improvements is the recently completed work on new Departure & Arrival terminals for the busy airport. These terminals were restructured to accommodate the new bus station. Work included: new walkways / waiting shelters and entrance canopies. The brief for the design included ease of transfer for passengers arriving and departing at the terminal by bus.
Broxap designed and constructed two bespoke wave styled tensile fabric canopies, which are located adjacent to the terminal and at the bus drop off point. The structures provide sheltered access to and from the terminal building.
The main structures are comprised of galvanized steel whilst a tensioned waterproof fabric membrane creates the canopy roof. Integral guttering allows rainwater to drain down through downpipes and discharge into drainage below ground level.
The simple design and finish provides maintenance free structures that will serve passengers for many years to come.