London Biggin Hill Airport (IATA: BIG) has agreed a £15 million finance package with banker HSBC to fund the construction of an additional 140,000sq ft office, hangar and business aircraft parking facility and the development of a 50-bed four star hotel.
The airport says the new infrastructure projects will meet steadily growing demand for visiting aircraft and access to the airport’s many aerospace businesses. They will also contribute towards the ambitious employment targets of 2,300 new jobs by 2030 set by the airport and the London Borough of Bromley.
London Biggin Hill has recently welcomed the arrival of Bombardier Business Aircraft who has established a brand new state-of-the-art maintenance facility.
Will Curtis, Managing Director at London Biggin Hill Airport said: “With the support of our corporate finance advisors at Smith & Williamson, we went through a rigorous selection process to make sure we had the right partner in place to help fund the next stage in our development. HSBC understood our business model and were genuinely supportive of our plans, backed by a competitive and flexible package.
“Completing the deal with HSBC enables us to fulfil the next stage of our development strategy for further enhancing Biggin Hill’s reputation as the gateway to London and the City for business aviation. Building on the success of the HSBC deal, Biggin Hill is introducing extended operating hours in the coming weeks which will provide our customers and users with unrivalled flexibility and capacity.”