Edinburgh Airport : Architecture Information + Images
New Control Tower for BAA Scottish Airport
Location: just west of Edinburgh, close to M8/M9 interchange, West Lothian
Edinburgh Airport Telephone: 0870 040 0007
News: Rail Link Proposal
Railway station within main terminal of the airport. EARL will provide direct rail services between Edinburgh Airport and stations across Scotland: plans approved by Scottish Executive Mar 2007, approx. cost £610m Edinburgh Airport Rail Link - currently shelved (at time of writing)
New Building: Control Tower
The building looks superb at night due to well-considered lighting around the base: the tower appears to float
We were shown round the Edinburgh Airport building in late Sep 2005
Edinburgh Airport images from BAA Scotland via Reid Architecture
The project, opened 7 Nov 2005, won Commercial Project of the Year at the Builder and Engineer Awards in Nov 2005
Jul 2005 Photos:
The Control Tower scaffolding was stripped down to base section May 2005
Edinburgh Airport images received by request - Laing O'Rourke: 240505
The Air Traffic Control Tower for BAA Scottish Airports was designed by REID architecture as an 'architectural statement', an 'iconic design' and a 'flagship building'. It is 57m high and combines base with tower due to the compact site and security issues.
Recent work includes a multi-storey car park that opened in late 2004. Plans for expansion at Edinburgh Airport - a possible new terminal - and connecting rail links, are afoot: any comments were to be received no later than 31 Aug 2005. The BAA masterplan was launched 19 May 2005. A second, parallel, runway may be required and the requirements for aircraft parking and terminal development may necessitate the relocation of the Royal Highland Showground.
The original Turnhouse building was by Robert Matthew. This BAA airport is located 7 miles west of the capital. Edinburgh Airport is growing fast and is due to overtake Glasgow Airport in 2006 to become the busiest in Scotland.