East Midlands Airport connects the Midlands and UK to the global economy. It sits at the heart of the three great cities of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. These cities offer some of the world’s most significant companies, specialising in healthcare, advanced design and advanced manufacturing.
The airport expects to strengthen its position as the UK’s most important express freight hub, through an increase in aviation activity and commercial development opportunities connected directly to the airport. This will create a distinct offer with logistics, innovation and advanced manufacturing at its heart.
East Midlands Airport is seeking to capitalise on its location and development opportunities to provide a catalyst for the region to deliver on its aspirations, and help the cities provide new employment opportunities for its existing and new residents.
The airport’s vision is to develop a leading international innovation hub, fostering new business opportunities for high-growth industries, linking the existing manufacturing and cargo base through to universities and colleges.
The vision is for the airport to be a place that connects with its natural setting, and become a model for quality workplace.
The main spatial elements which frame this vision can be summarised as:
An extended, high quality business & logistics hub providing the opportunity to establish a central business location between the three cities of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester.
Create a cluster of innovative R&D businesses based around flexible and collaborative space, providing a location for the region’s growth sectors to link into international markets
An expanded and reconfigured terminal to support increases in passenger numbers and growth of cargo operations at the UK’s No.1 pure freight airport handling 330,000 tonnes of cargo per annum with over 80 destinations
New high quality regional public transport links and improved connections to strategic highways
Through the increase across its airside and landside activities with new developments that could unlock further potential, East Midlands Airport will showcase the best of British innovation to a UK and international audience.
East Midlands Airports – A dynamic business location which can think, make and move.