BRISTOL Airport is investing £3.5 million into overhauling its Traffic Control Tower.

This significant six-month refurbishment project focuses on the ageing, 20-year-old structure.

The refurbishment encompasses a variety of upgrades, including replacing lifts, installing new doors and windows, improving insulation and instituting environmentally friendly fixtures like energy-efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems to reduce the building's carbon footprint.

Andrew Goodenough, infrastructure director at Bristol Airport, said: "This £3.5m refurbishment project represents a significant milestone in our efforts to modernise our air traffic control infrastructure and continues to ensure the highest levels of safety and efficiency.

"We have worked closely with the Air Traffic Control team, and business contract partners to bring these state-of-the-art plans to life.

"It will be a complex project working with the various teams to ensure the day-to-day operation is disrupted as little as possible, whilst the much-needed refurbishment takes place."

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The investment looks to support colleagues and engineers that work around the clock, providing air traffic services while enhancing facilities for staff members.

All this is part of Bristol Airport's larger development plan aimed at accommodating 12 million passengers a year, promising thousands of new jobs, opening new direct air links, boosting tourism, as well as pledging to be a net zero operation by 2030.

The development aims to provide a better customer experience, while meeting environmental challenges.