The former Eurohub at Birmingham Airport would have been 30 this year. To mark the occasion, Lee Cross examines the history behind the revolutionary passenger terminal
Come July, it will be three decades since the opening of Birmingham Airport’s (BHX) innovative ‘Eurohub’ complex. While the facility may no longer be a standalone terminal, its ground-breaking design and operation became a benchmark for future airport planning.
To better understand the reason why Eurohub came to being, it’s important to put the development in the context of the wider changes taking place at BHX in the 1980s. Birmingham Airport opened its new £29m ‘Main Terminal’ in April 1984. Capable of handling three million passengers per year, the West Midlands site presented itself as a viable alternative to London/Heathrow for airlines and passengers alike.