Working with loyal clients has enabled us to respond, through multiple projects, to the extraordinary growth of well over 300% over 18 years, opening lines and create dynamic regional hubs.
The Design Solution first became involved with Bristol airport shortly after the new terminal received planning permission in 1997. Bristol was our second airport client after Gatwick.
Twenty years and 120 airports later we are currently working with the airport again to help plan the terminal up to a new capacity of 10 million passengers. Across that 20-year span we have been involved in every expansion and re-configuration that the terminal has undergone.
From the outset radical ideas had to be adopted. The original terminal was lowered into the ground by 1.5 metres to introduce the airside mezzanine for food and beverage.
The terminal has responded to huge increases in overall demand from the low cost carrier revolution and space required for security operations. It remains one of the UK’s most loved regional terminals and stands as proof that good commerce and a fine passenger experience are not mutually exclusive.