St Helena airport building is cleared for take-off

Digital impression of the airport building, all on one lever apart from the control tower

airport building as approached by road, with six flagpoles flying St Helena flagA new design for St Helena’s proposed airport terminal has been unanimously approved by executive councillors at a special meeting (31 July 2012).

Governor Mark Capes said: “The new design sits well with the surrounding area, using an attractive mix  of glass and natural stone.  It compares very favourably with airport terminals that I have used on many other small islands, and gives us a structure that we can be proud of.”

The special meeting was called because the plan had to approved by the end of the week under the terms of the airport contract.

Mr Capes read out a letter from the planning control board, which considers major planning applications before they are considered by the governor “in council”.

The board said the new look was “a vast improvement in design and finish” compared with the plan originally presented in 2006.

The letter said: “We would like to congratulate the architects.”

After the vote, Mr Capes said: “That was fairly easy, I think.”

COMMENT:
Please tell me the “natural stone” will be LOCAL natural stone…
– John Turner, St Helena
Random thoughts from offshore – blog

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LINK:
St Helena Airport Project

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About Simon Pipe

I teach journalism and media law part-time at university and spend the rest of the time, fell-running, dancing, creating. "Creating" can be taken many ways. I was a senior broadcast journalist at the BBC and a reporter, sub-editor and feature writer on newspapers before that. For five years I ran St Helena Online, a news website about the remote British island in the South Atlantic, at www.sthelenaonline.org.
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1 Response to St Helena airport building is cleared for take-off

  1. John Turner says:

    Please tell me the “Natural Stone” will be LOCAL natural stone . . .

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