Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1 to undergo "major facelift" under new plans
Dublin Airport's Terminal 1 looks to be getting a major upgrade.
Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1 looks set to undergo a "major facelift" under new plans lodged with Fingal County Council.
The core façade and the roof of the terminal are to be replaced with a new modern, energy efficient structure that will "completely transform the external appearance" of Terminal 1 and give it a new visual identity.
A statement from Dublin Airport said that the existing concrete fins are near the end of their life and need to be replaced.
They will make way for a combination of glass and solid panels to create a fresh look for T1 that will aim to improve the overall visual appearance of the airport campus.
As part of the project, planning permission has also been sought to revamp the top two floors of T1, which were originally designed as a multi-storey car park, and are currently used for offices, plant rooms and some staff parking.
The changes to T1 are expected to generate a significant improvement in the terminal’s energy efficiency.
Speaking about the news, Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said: "These works are part of an overall programme to ensure that T1 can continue to successfully serve Ireland for many decades to come."
As yet, no specific date has been set for these upgrade works to take place.