Blackpool Council reacquired Blackpool Airport in September 2017 from Balfour Beatty via its ownership of Blackpool Airport Operations Ltd and Blackpool Airport Property Ltd, to secure its long- term future as part of the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone. The new ownership heralded a new dawn for the airport, ensuring that it will continue to operate as an important hub that will benefit the whole region. Blackpool Airport is a key part of the local economy and as sole owner Blackpool Council will ensure that it can continue to be used as an aviation and employment hub for the Fylde coast for the long term.
The airport continues to play a key role in making the Enterprise Zone one of the most successful in the country. Helicopter and other commercial airside activities continue whilst building on these to deliver the overall objective of creating up to 5,000 jobs on the Enterprise Zone site.
Cassidy + Ashton has been appointed by Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone as architectural consultant to undertake a feasibility study for the provision of new hangar space and ancillary accommodation at Blackpool Airport. The appointment, made by Blackpool Council, will see the team carry out a series of studies and design work to help take the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone to its next stage. Working alongside the airport team and airport occupiers, they will produce feasibility studies and 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.
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 the development supports existing businesses, build a strong sustainable future in aviation and creates long term, skilled jobs for the local community.”
Blackpool Airport’s Registered Office is
Number One Bickerstaffe Square,