London Gatwick Airport has kicked off a multi-million pound facelift of its North Terminal, with the aim of creating “a more appealing space for passengers to relax, shop, and eat”.
The project will seek to modernise the departure lounge, featuring new flooring and seating with “differentiated ‘mood zones’”.
The airline said improved sightlines and wayfinding, including a new orientation zone with unique digital artwork and content, will make it easier for passengers to experience everything the departure lounge has to offer. There will also be a sustainable planting scheme inspired by the West Sussex countryside aimed at bringing the outside in.
Rachel Bulford, Retail Director, London Gatwick said: “The redevelopment of our North Terminal is aligned with our refreshed brand and vision.
“The new features and layout will make the space easier for our passengers to find their way around and ensure they have a more enjoyable and efficient journey through the departure lounge. The varied seating areas, charging points and pleasant environment will also give passengers the freedom to spend more time doing what they want, whether they’re looking for a space to relax before their flight, do some shopping, sit down for a meal, or send some last-minute emails.
The £10m project, which is hoped to be completed by “early 2024”, marks the first time the departure lounge has received a major overhaul since it first opened in 1988.