80 years of Luton

London Luton Airport is celebrating its 80th birthday this year.

Luton Airport opened in 1938 .During the Second World War its was used by the RAF and for a short time was the base for 264 Fighter Squadron. It was the birthplace of affordable air travel from the 1950’s onwards, and in 1990 was renamed London Luton Airport.

Today it is the fifth largest airport in the UK and one of the fastest growing in Europe, employing over 9,400 people and carrying 16 million passengers annually to 140 destinations in Europe, Africa and Asia.

TODD Architects are proud to be a part of London Luton Airports more recent history having worked on its £150m masterplan expansion and transformation, including the redesign, refurbishment and extension of terminals. This has been the largest single investment in the airports history and it’s all focused on making sure passengers have a quick, easy and enjoyable experience with LLA.

In 2018 LLA will officially open the newly extended terminal which will host a selection of great shops and restaurants, and will also open a new boarding pier, containing eight new boarding gates, which will make journeys quicker for passengers.

Follow the transformation process blog in pictures here.

TODD Architects are one of the UK’s leading aviation architects with over 30 years of experience of working on over 28 airports in UK, Ireland, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. More information on our aviation design approach and methodology can be found here.

Aviation Award for Bristol Airport design

Airports Council International EUROPE Best Airport Award winners for 2018 were announced at the ACI World/28th ACI EUROPE General Assembly, Congress & Exhibition, hosted by Brussels Airport in June.

The judging panel for the ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards was drawn from a group of independent experts including the European Commission, EUROCONTROL, European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and European Travel Commission. ACI EUROPE counts over 500 airports in 45 European countries among its membership and this year’s competition saw a high level of entries in the competition in each category.

The ACI Awards cover 4 traffic categories of airport and aims to recognise achievement in core activities such as customer service, facilities, retail, security, community relations and environmental awareness and operations.

We are delighted to share that TODD Architects designed Bristol Airport was awarded joint-first place in the ‘5-10 MILLION PASSENGERS’ category. This is a huge accomplishment for our team and all involved in being the project to fruition.

Bristol Airport was selected for its continued investments in infrastructure, staff training and increased public transport links. The airport was also selected for its new Security Search Facility that has improved the passenger experience at the security control, allowing Bristol to achieve its highest ASQ score for all security indicators. The judges appreciated the airport’s commitment to facilitating the needs of PRM passengers and its environmental strategy towards carbon neutrality.

Bristol Airport shares the winning title with Seville Airport. More info on the awards can be found here.

RICS NI Awards 2018

The RICS Awards recognise and celebrate the most innovative and inspirational projects per UK region and their impact on local communities.

This is the 150th year of the awards and we are delighted to share that TODD Architects designed Omagh Hospital & Healthcare Complex and NIAS Enniskillen Ambulance Station have both made the shortlist.

Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex has been shortlisted in both the Infrastructure and Design through Innovation categories and Enniskillen NIAS has been shortlisted in the Infrastructure category.

The awards ceremony takes place on Thursday 24 May at La Mon Hotel & Country Club.

Best of luck to all teams involved!

View full shortlist here: http://bit.ly/2r5npED

 

 

 

AJ Retrofit Awards shortlist

TODD Architects refurbishment design for Queen’s University Main Site Tower & Peter Froggatt Centre, Belfast, has been shortlisted in the ‘Higher & Further Education’ category for the AJ Retrofit Awards 2017, taking place at The Brewery, London on Wednesday 13th September.

This is further recognition for a challenging yet very rewarding scheme which included partial demolition, enlarging the footprint, addition of new facades and the linking of a reconstructed building to an adjacent refurbished building and historic tower, all set in the Conservation Area of the QUB central quad.

We are honoured to be part of this finalist category, view the full list here.