Through careful and managed growth, Biggin Hill will continue to generate economic prosperity and employment opportunities. It has, through careful marketing and partnering, attracted companies such as F1 and Bombardier to the airport.
As part of the evolution of the Airport, a dedicated hotel is fast becoming an expected service, particularly for pilots and crews. Flight crews often arrive at the airport and stay for a short period of time, usually without the means of onward travel, such as a car at the airport.
A planning application was approved in 2009 for a larger hotel on the site, but a suitable operator for it was never identified. As such, we are now proposing a new, slightly smaller hotel. This will better fit our site and will be run by the airport.
We held a public exhibition to show our plans in October 2017. You can download the exhibition materials to find out more about our plans. You can also let us know what you think via our online feedback form.
We aim to provide a small boutique hotel, equivalent to three or four-star grade. There will be 50 double bedrooms with en-suite facilities.
The hotel facilities will also include a small restaurant, lounge and gymnasium, which will all contribute to providing more employment opportunities locally.
The Airport will never be a Heathrow, Stansted or Gatwick – the focus will always be on the niche business aviation market, providing a quick, slick alternative to the major London airports. The future strategy for the Airport builds on its success as a service centre for business and general aviation by attracting more businesses and jobs to be based at the airport, and to maximise the use of existing surrounding industrial property.
The Airport will also look to improve the way it serves business passengers and make best use of the aircraft that use the Airport every day. Private business air travel is changing, with the growing ‘air taxi’ market and exclusive shuttle services, Biggin Hill will adapt and evolve to ensure it remains at the forefront of these developments, supporting London and the UK’s economy in maximising reach and connectivity all over the world.
Overall, the aim is for Biggin Hill to become the high technology hub for South London, providing high quality, high technology jobs with high added value to an international clientele generating valuable investment in the UK.