An artist's impression of the new Sky Bar and Viewing Platform.
Matthew Neville

Teesside International Airport set for new Sky Bar as part of “multi million-pound redevelopment”

Work to build Teesside International Airport’s new Sky Bar, viewing platform and office space has now begun, as part of the next phase of the airport’s transformation.

Both the landside Sky Bar and at-height viewing platform will be located in what is currently the ageing office space next to the security area.

The 1,360 sq m of office space being created will consist of a new steel frame extension and replace the old, disused, and dilapidated buffet restaurant area and offices transforming it into a two-floor bar, offering a modern and flexible space for business.

From today, the current viewing platform, drop-off point, and short-stay car park are closed to the public so that work can begin. The drop-off/short-stay will temporarily move to the main car park but the usual parking charges for these services will continue to apply.

The scheme of works will start in January with the removal of cladding from the terminal building and demolition of external walls by a former courtyard. From February, the setting of foundations and the erection of the new steel frame extension and roof will begin. The viewing platform is due to be completed and open by May.

Work will be carried out by local firms Wharton Construction, 186 Property Solutions and ADL Developments, which have all previously been part of the terminal’s “multi million-pound redevelopment”.

Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen commented: “This latest work will see a fantastic new area created where people can kick back, relax and enjoy the best views in the country of aircraft taking off and landing.

“2022 will be the airport’s busiest summer in years, with Ryanair committed to the same popular destinations it brought to us this year. It will also see the return of TUI, the world’s leading holiday company, after nine years, so people can be assured there’ll be plenty to see.”

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