Is this extension going to be ready for Summer 25 or 26?
I suspect things will open in a phased manor and it is likely the extension will be open before the completion of the REGEN of the terminal. It will need to be to allow sufficient space for passengers while the terminal work is done so expect summer 2025 for the extension.

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The extension is supposed to be completed a year from now. Phase 2, which is the reconfiguration and refurbishment if the existing terminal , is due to complete in 2026. That can't start until all inbound pax are going handled within the new extension and the current baggage reclaim area becomes redundant, as that will become the new security screening area in due course.
 
Can I ask a question please as I and a few others are currently very perplexed - doesn't take much admittedly! So having driven past the construction site today the current steel framework looks set back and set apart by some distance from the existing terminal. So the question is exactly how and where will the two link/join together?
 
Can I ask a question please as I and a few others are currently very perplexed - doesn't take much admittedly! So having driven past the construction site today the current steel framework looks set back and set apart by some distance from the existing terminal. So the question is exactly how and where will the two link/join together?
Speaking purely from experience with a few building projects in my past life, I would imagine that the infill between what's there now and the existing building will be put in further down the line. At some point, when that section is in place, they will need to break through the outer wall of the existing building to link the two together which of course will be disruptive. It won't happen until the winter I'm sure.

Anyway, I wouldn't worry. The missing section will go in eventually but may be done last so the construction team can access the site from that side. Once the infill is there they will only be able to access from the back or front - which isn't ideal.
 
I'm interested to see how close to the existing apron/stands the building gets as looking at aviadors picture, that retaining wall is a fair way from the current walkway apron. I'm no building expert like. Just interested to see it all unfold can't wait 🙌
 
Speaking purely from experience with a few building projects in my past life, I would imagine that the infill between what's there now and the existing building will be put in further down the line. At some point, when that section is in place, they will need to break through the outer wall of the existing building to link the two together which of course will be disruptive. It won't happen until the winter I'm sure.

Anyway, I wouldn't worry. The missing section will go in eventually but may be done last so the construction team can access the site from that side. Once the infill is there they will only be able to access from the back or front - which isn't ideal.
That was what I was thinking it would be a winter task to minimise disruption. Thank you for the response

I'm interested to see how close to the existing apron/stands the building gets as looking at aviadors picture, that retaining wall is a fair way from the current walkway apron. I'm no building expert like. Just interested to see it all unfold can't wait 🙌
Wondered if this area will be available for airside vehicles. That was another Multi flight Cafe conversation from today like the current framework gap
 
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I would think that the gap will be infilled before they start to pour the concrete to form the floor slabs. It's hard to imagine them pouring all that concrete, then coming back later to pour a bit more in that infill . That would be expensive . So the infill might be the last bit of the framework to go up, but it should be all there when the floor slabs are formed I would think.
 
Looking at the plans, it appears the 1st floor departures will overhang the ground (mid) floor arrivals slightly, as the pax stairwells become flush with the main facade. So the top floor might not be as recessed as the others.
This is consistent with old renders of a terminal extension
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Looking at the plans, it appears the 1st floor departures will overhang the ground (mid) floor arrivals slightly, as the pax stairwells become flush with the main facade. So the top floor might not be as recessed as the others.
This is consistent with old renders of a terminal extension
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The Plans/drawing are freely available to view and download from the Leeds City Council Planning Portal.

As @Sputnik1 says, You can clearly see on the Site Elevations plan that the 1st floor departures dose in fact over hang the ground floor arrivals. The step wells flush with the main facade. It also seems the is going to be a lot of concrete poured to fill the gap between the existing apron & the new building.

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The site plan shows how the 2x building are joined together and how large an area it covers down to stand 11.

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I'm interested to see how close to the existing apron/stands the building gets as looking at aviadors picture, that retaining wall is a fair way from the current walkway apron. I'm no building expert like. Just interested to see it all unfold can't wait 🙌
Was thinking that myself, there is a fair amount of grass banking on a diagonal angle between the retaining wall and the current apron, also im very surprised by the sheer amount of steel that's been put up for whats been constructed so far!
 
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Just had a little trip up to Leeds/Bradford Airport this evening to have a little nosey around and see how they are getting along with the new Terminal Extension Steel Work.

Here's a few snaps I managed to get from main road whilst passing by using my Iphone

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Am I right in thinking they have only done the back half so far. The back as in the parts ferthest away from the ramp?
Yeah just the back half. Might even be slightly less than half in "depth", and also slightly less than half the length, at the moment. Really will be quite big.

Earthworks still raging on at the eastern end of the site last I checked. Presumably finishing foundations and building the vehicle ramp.
 

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