London’s Biggin Hill Airport broke ground today on The Landing, an on-site luxury boutique hotel. Much like the Aviator Hotel at nearby Farnborough Airport, it is expected to primarily serve crews that frequently fly in and out of the airport, as well as customers and employees of the numerous resident aerospace businesses based at Biggin Hill. With its completion slated for next year, it will offer 56 rooms with a bar, restaurant, lounge area, and gym.
“This development will play an important role within the airport’s ecosystem and is a fantastic addition to the many facilities and services we already offer,” said Robert Walters, the airport’s commercial director. ”Moreover, the hotel will support the community by providing further employment and training opportunities, as well as attracting new business investment to the region.”
Meanwhile, on-the-field construction work is continuing to build Bombardier’s new 250,000-sq-ft service center. When it opens in the first quarter of 2022, it will be able to accommodate up to 14 of the Canadian manufacturer’s large-cabin Global 7500s. According to Biggin Hill Airport head of marketing Andy Patsalides, the building’s core structural steelwork and cantilever roof are now complete.
A designated UK port of entry, the dedicated general aviation airport is the only such facility in the UK capital, located 12 miles from the city center.