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Airports undergoing refurbs to help improve customer experiences

Our high grade internal hoarding system, Hoardfast, has been used extensively in airports, for example, Birmingham International, Stansted, Heathrow and Iceland, for a range of ongoing works.

Westgate’s hoarding boasts a range of benefits for use in airports:

  • Helps to achieve a consistent corporate image over multi-project rollouts to minimise passenger disruption and confusion
  • Provides a clean usable surface for advertisement and passenger message
  • Stability options are available to assist with weight loading to comply with health and safety regulations
  • Reduced noise from building works when sound rated panel options are used to minimise disruption to passengers
  • Wipe clean panels ensure a clean environment regardless of the length of your renovation
  • Up to 70% saving on installation time over timber constructions

We’ve noticed many airports have been undergoing refurbishments to help improve their customers’ experiences.

Isle of Man

Ronaldsway Airport on the Isle of Man has recently started work on a £300k refurbishment project designed to reduce passenger queues. Passengers over the last couple of months have complained about unacceptable queues and waiting times.

The project will result in a second security line opening permanently from late July, which will significantly reduce waiting times, and a larger security area will also be created. They are also creating a dedicated route for passengers who are travelling to the UK for hospital treatment.

Passengers have been told to “expect some noise” while the work is being completed – if only they were using sound rated panels from Westgate!

Luton

London Luton Airport’s (LLA) current £160 million redevelopment programme has helped the airport welcome over one million passengers in February. The terminal has had a number of retailers open new outlets, providing passengers with an improved experience within the airport.

New dining options include Dubl, a premium wine bar specialising in sparkling wines and Oriel Brasserie, which serves French-inspired dishes. New retail stores include Oliver Bonas (their first ever airport store), Kurt Geiger, Ted Baker, Rituals and Fiorelli.

Work on the terminal has also provided more seating to improve passenger comfort and eight new boarding gates.

Norwich

Norwich Airport has recently completed a three-week refurbishment of its executive lounge to provide executive travellers with an upgraded pre-flight experience.

The upgrades include an enhanced food and drink offering, providing travellers with increased breakfast choices, a fully stocked bar and a wider range of snacks. A range of new facilities have been added to the lounge including new USB charging points, new seating and additional tables, a printer, complimentary newspapers, magazines and wifi.

The airport is also working on a new Duty Free shop for all travellers to enjoy.

And further afield, renovations to airports are also underway…

Cambodia

Cambodia has three international airports and after increasing their number of flights, and subsequently footfall, they have decided to expand their retail, culinary and lounge portfolio to give passengers more choice when it comes to shopping, dining and relaxing before they take their flight.

Major terminal expansions have already been completed at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports, and a terminal expansion at Sihanoukville’s airport is nearing completion.

The work on Phnom Penh’s terminal has provided the opportunity to open a huge food court that includes several Chinese restaurants to accommodate the rising number of Chinese passengers that pass through the airport each year.

If you’d like to learn more about our screening and hoarding for airports, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be excited to discuss with you, how we can assist in your next project.

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