US Airport Announces Plans for $1bn Redevelopment

7 June 2011 (Last Updated June 7th, 2011 18:30)

The Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, US, has announced plans for a $1bn redevelopment project slated to begin by the end of 2011. The first phase of the three-phase redevelopment project will see the creation of a new concourse dedicated to domestic operations in Termin

The Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, US, has announced plans for a $1bn redevelopment project slated to begin by the end of 2011.

The first phase of the three-phase redevelopment project will see the creation of a new concourse dedicated to domestic operations in Terminal B of the airport.

The new concourse will feature a large central passenger lounge with concession stands, restrooms and tarmac views, with a wide connecting bridge to the lounge.

The concourse will include modern interior finishes, a flexible gate layout and an environment-friendly design based upon LEED criteria.

The remaining phases will include redevelopment of the central Terminal B lobby and baggage claim areas, construction of a new north concourse and other infrastructure improvements.

Phase 1 is slated for completion in late 2013 while the remaining phases are planned over the next seven to ten years.