Turley helps Liverpool John Lennon Airport imagine 2050

On Friday 23 March, Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) launched its Strategic Vision to 2030 setting out how it intends to take the business forward, bringing further benefits for the Liverpool City Region, the North West and North Wales. National planning and development consultancy Turley supported through the provision of planning, economics and strategic communications services.

This strategy incorporates the Airport Master Plan to 2050 which in turn sets out the potential future infrastructure developments required to deliver the forecast expansion of the business and follows last year’s public consultation of the draft Airport Master Plan, which was delivered by Turley Strategic Communications.

Strategic planning advice fed into the Master Plan documents and facilitated ambitious plans which include: proposed expansion of the terminal building, additional car parking, passenger facilities including hotels, retail, food and drink services, a potential extension of the runway and employment development.

The economic contribution of further growth and development of passenger related facilities at LJLA has the potential to be significant, and includes:

  • serving additional destinations including long haul;
  • increasing passenger numbers to 7.8 million passengers per annum (mppa) by 2030 and 11.2 mppa by 2050;
  • delivering land for strategic employment development including logistics, advanced manufacturing and offices;
  • and supporting over 12,000 jobs by 2030, and adding £625 million per annum to the local economy.

An Economic Impact Assessment prepared by Turley Economics also highlighted the important contribution of non-passenger related aviation employment to the south of the runway. This, and wider commercial developments at the Airport will collectively support the creation of over 4,000 net additional jobs, and add a further £270 million per annum to the local economy.

Combined, these impacts emphasise the Airports’ role as a strategic economic asset that will help to deliver the growth ambitions of the Liverpool City Region.

Commenting on Turley’s involvement Peter Rowe, Associate Director said:

“We are proud to have helped Liverpool John Lennon Airport to deliver the latest Master Plan. Supporting the Airport in enhancing their position as a key asset for the city and the Northern Powerhouse is an absolute privilege.”

Robert Hough, Airport Chairman commented:

“Since investing in the business over 20 years ago, the Peel Group has always believed in this Airport’s tremendous potential and today sees the launch of the latest chapter in what has been a tremendous success story for the Airport and the region.”

(L to R) LJLA’s Strategy Director Mark Povall, Chairman Robert Hough and CEO John Irving at the launch of the Airport’s Strategic Vision to 2030.

(L to R) LJLA’s Strategy Director Mark Povall, Chairman Robert Hough and CEO John Irving at the launch of the Airport’s Strategic Vision to 2030.

26 March 2018