Airport CEO unveils new plaza centre piece to complete EAST expansion

Published on : Friday, May 22, 2015

download (8)Edinburgh Airport has unveiled the stunning centre piece of its new plaza and a prime spot for the perfect ‘Edinburgh selfie’.Designed to be a welcoming space for passengers arriving into the airport and those about to fly off,the airport’s new ‘front door’ links the EAST extension directly to the tram stop. It’s also within easy access to the drop-off zone and bus stops. And centre stage is a huge 27m sign proclaiming loud and clear that you are in EDINBURGH.

 

With a 4m tall television screen up and running, the 2000m2 of airport’s £25 million EAST investment which saw the terminal extension open last year.Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “This area has been a bit of a building site over the last few months, and there are still a few tweaks to be made, but I’m delighted we can finally unveil our new plaza.

 

“Thousands of people will be travelling through this area so we really wanted to give people a sense of place, creating a pleasant environment where they can relax before carrying on with their journey.

 

“Our teams have been exploring different ideas for what we could use the plaza space for. We’re working on lots of exciting plans, from alfresco dining and coffee shops, to a full-blown art and entertainment venue.space completes the external elements “Our new sign in particular really makes a bold statement and is the perfect backdrop for both tourists and regular visitors to take a great picture, and of course the perfect selfie.

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