Cassidy + Ashton secures Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone contract

Cassidy + Ashton will complete a feasibility study for provision of new hangar space and ancillary accommodation at Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone after winning the commission from Blackpool Council.

The Preston-based architectural, planning and surveying practice will carry out a series of studies and design work to help take the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone to its next stage.

Short feasibility studies will be completed working alongside the airport team and airport occupiers, before the firm produces concept designs that examine options for new and replacement hangars and locations for new aircraft parking aprons. The team will also explore the proposed relocation of the airport’s operational facilities.

Lawrence McBurney, architect and director at Cassidy + Ashton, said: “We have been working with the airport’s owner Blackpool Council on the Phase 1 development since 2018 and are delighted to have been appointed to the framework agreement. Our A+ team looks forward to working with the council and stakeholders on this next stage of the Enterprise Zone development at Blackpool airport.

“Feasibility studies are a critical phase of any redevelopment project and we recognise the important role we will play to help shape the future of the airport and Enterprise Zone."

Cllr Gillian Campbell, deputy leader of Blackpool Council and chair of Blackpool Airport, said: “The appointment of Cassidy + Ashton brings us a step closer towards seeing next generation development on site. The studies undertaken will help to inform the airport team in decision making and prioritisation of potential future development at the airport.

“The airport is in urgent need of regeneration and it is important that we get it right from the outset, support existing businesses, build a strong sustainable future in aviation and create long term, skilled jobs for the local community.”

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