London Luton Airport

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London Luton Airport

Fabric tensile canopies from Broxap offer the ideal welcome for passengers at the redeveloped London Luton Airport (LLA).
Principal contractor McLaughlin & Harvey approached us to design and manufacture the structures linking a new £160 million terminal with improved drop-off facilities.
Two entrance canopies were created by our teams. This included a 93-metre covered walkway along the bus station concourse.
The main structures are made from galvanized steel to BS EN ISO 1461:2009 whilst the canopy roof features architectural grade tensioned waterproof fabric membrane. Integral guttering is included.
The colour and style of the finished canopy, with a wave roof, complements LLA’s branding and the building works to the increased capacity terminal.
Working to Euronorm standards BS EN 1990, bespoke shelters from Broxap deliver a 50-year design life.
The safe, strong and durable high-quality tensile structures will be able to withstand repeated use through all weather.
As well as the new canopied entrance and exit plaza, to protect passengers from the elements, the project included:

  • Expanded security search, baggage reclaim and immigration areas equipped with the latest technology for speedy passenger processing
  • Double the amount of retail and dining space
  • Extra comfort and capacity with improved departure gates and a new passenger boarding pier
  • Extensions of the airfield taxiways to improve operating efficiencies.

LLA saw the fastest rate of passenger growth of all major London airports in 2015, up 16.9 per cent to mark its busiest year on record.

McLaughlin & Harvey asked Broxap Ltd to design two fabric tensile canopies to be installed at London Luton Airport.

The purpose of these structures would be to keep passengers dry when arriving by bus at the terminal.

Broxap provided two bespoke Wave styled tensile fabric canopies, one which would sit adjacent to the terminal and one that sits at the bus drop off point.

The main structures are comprised of galvanized steel to BS EN ISO 1461:2009 whilst the tensioned waterproof fabric membrane that creates the canopy roof is white in colour.

Integral guttering allows rainwater to drain down through downpipes and discharge into drainage below ground level.

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