The expansion of Birmingham Airport has taken an important step forward with the announcement that the last piece of steel framework has been installed at its International Pier Project.
Construction work on the pier’s latest phase has now been completed – a facility that will eventually allow Birmingham to cope with a rising demand for flights as well as improving its connectivity to a number of destinations around the world.
Commenting on the latest development, Will Heynes, Birmingham Airport’s operations director, said that it was now possible to see the pier "taking shape".
"This building will play an important part in our strategy for long-haul carriers and will help us meet our aspirations to provide worldwide services from the Midlands," he said.
According to the airport, investment in the pier, which is set to total in the region of £45 million, represents the largest outgoing it has made in the last 20 years.
Birmingham International Airport was the sixth busiest airport in the UK during 2007, handling 9,226,340 passengers.