BIA Security Building Extension

Thank you for visiting our online consultation for Belfast International Airport's proposal to extend the existing terminal building to accommodate a new security area.

Belfast International Airport is Northern Ireland’s Principal Airport and the second largest gateway on the Island of Ireland. The airport operates 24/7 all year round and handles around 6 million passengers per annum. The Department for Transport has mandated that all major airports in the UK will be required to install 3D scanning technology by December 2023. This equipment will provide security staff with clear, three-dimensional images of the contents of people’s bags. The proposed extension is required not only to accommodate the larger x-ray machines but also to enhance and improve the customer experience through the security checking area.

Under normal circumstances, consultation with the wider public on the proposal would take place through a public event, however due to current COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, the public consultation event is to be held online. Our consultation webpage therefore provides you with access to information on this proposed development in advance of the submission of a planning application and enables you to put forward your own ideas.

We encourage you to take an active role in developing these proposals through providing feedback using the form below. The consultation material can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the documents under 'View Proposal Documents' to the right. If you would like to discuss the proposal directly with a member of the project design team, or leave feedback verbally, please call the consultation answerphone service - 028 9692 7258 - selecting the option for ‘Belfast International Airport extension’ to leave a message.

You can also contact us through the dedicated project email address: or write to us at: Gravis Planning, 1 Pavilions Office Park, Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, BT18 9JQ. The consultation period for this project will run through until Friday 6th November 2020. If you would prefer a project information pack to be posted to you alongside a free post return survey, please contact us using the above details.


  • Location:Belfast International Airport
  • Status:Online and Remote Public Consultation Process
  • Type:Strategic Infrastructure
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