This approach differs from A, in that it takes a more imaginative leap into the world of 2035 and beyond with a new replacement terminal.
The new building would be sited centrally within an enlarged site, allowing for both a more rational airport layout, and the incorporation of much of its ‘back of house’ functions within the under-croft substructure (as described under Scenario A). The topography and the central siting of the terminal would provide the ‘front of house’ with an opportunity for an exciting architectural statement.
The terminal’s iconic ‘gateway’ architecture would be set within imaginative urban space, a plaza at the very heart of the airport. This could take the form of an amphitheatre (taking advantage of the site’s slope), providing a venue for community or commercial
events, as well as setting for other key buildings, including a public transport interchange and hotels. One option would be to incorporate a potential rail/mass transit station below the plaza and adjoining public spaces.
This approach would be mirrored on the southern side, where a secondary ‘check-in’ facility could provide users of the extensive Silver Zone area with a more convenient service. Subterranean tunnels for passenger and baggage transport access directly to the new terminal would bring a step change in the travel experience.
Other elements of this scenario, (including land acquisition) would be similar to those described in Scenario A.