Revamp plans for Dublin

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A revamp will make Dublin Airport’s T1 more energy efficient 
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Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport is set to be revamped, according to plans lodged with Fingal County Council.

Dates for the work have yet to be confirmed, but the plans state that the roof and main façade will be replaced, making the building more energy efficient.

At present, the terminal’s frontage exceeds energy guidelines by 25%. The new plans suggest the terminal will be insulated to a high standard, helping to reduce heat loss.

Vincent Harrison, managing director of Dublin Airport, said: “Sustainability is at the heart of how we operate at Dublin Airport and this project will have a hugely positive impact on the overall energy consumption levels for Terminal 1.”

Glass and solid panels will replace the existing concrete fins, while the departures and arrivals areas have already experienced an upgrade, with new floors and lighting fitted alongside other measures intended to provide more natural light.

The airport is also currently considering applying for planning permission for the renovation of the terminal’s top two floors. Originally designed as a multistorey car park, these floors have since been converted for use as offices and plant rooms.

“As certain elements of T1 are approaching the end of their life, it makes sense to seek planning permission now for these works, which will be carried out over the coming years,” said Harrison.

Terminal 1 at Dublin opened in May 1972, at a cost of £7m. It served more than 20 million passengers in 2019.