Piperhill breaks ground for £100m Belfast International revamp

Portadown firm Piperhill Construction is leading a major refurbishment project already underway at Belfast International Airport.

The £100m five-year investment programme is set to include a new security terminal and improved departure and border force areas, creating around 400 local construction jobs. A temporary passenger exit has been created to allow additional works to be undertaken within the arrivals hall, with all works to be completed by summer 2024. The new £25m terminal will implement Standard 3 Xray screening equipment, removing the need for passengers to remove liquids or electronics from their luggage. 

Nicolas Notebaert, CEO of VINCI Concessions & President of VINCI Airports, said, “The airport plays a pivotal role for aviation, tourism and the wider local economy. As a long-term partner, VINCI Airports is committed to sustainably develop the airport and increase its environmental performance.”

A new 26MWp solar farm will be created on site by VINCI Concessions’ photovoltaic subsidiary SunMind to generate 22.4 GWh of electricity and save 12,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.