This year promises to be an interesting time for the development of Biggin Hill Airport. The Coalition Government’s new Aviation Policy Framework is scheduled for consultation in the summer, while in parallel the Bromley Core Strategy is being prepared within which the airport will be proposing how the area can be developed as a Strategic Outer London Development Centre in accordance with Mayor Johnson’s London plan.
The airport has won planning consent for a 76-room hotel and is keen to progress this with a strategic partner as developer.
In conjunction with landowners of former MoD land adjoining the airport, the appointment of Jones Lang LaSalle has been made to advise on development options for the expansive estates and vacant land that lies fallow. The intention is to produce a comprehensive menu of facilities and opportunities that will promote and encourage inward investment, leading to job creation.
The airport and its stakeholders already provides around 1,000 jobs, many of them skilled in aviation engineering. The new Apprentice scheme is almost ready for launch. As it gathers weight, it will be aimed at providing the next generation of skilled engineers who will be ready to take up new posts as demand rises.
Quote from Robert Walters
Business Development Manager
“Biggin Hill Airport warmly welcomes this further opportunity to sponsor this awards programme during a high profile year for London in 2012.
The dynamics of business aviation are based on a ‘Yes We Can’ outlook. Last year, corporate executives flying from Biggin Hill touched down at almost 750 international destinations. This compares most favourably with the 250 destinations offered by airlines operating from London’s scheduled service airports and tells its own story.
We hope that many businesses in the London Borough of Bromley will aspire to marking their signature on these awards by making an entry with the determination to win and to be properly recognised by their customers and peers”