London Gatwick Airport is to lose its original Pier 1.
This was one of the world’s first ‘piers’, linking the main airport terminal with the gate areas, and allowing aircraft to park up to it. It was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1958.
The pier is to be demolished to make way for a new two-storey building containing a new baggage system, and new gate-rooms for passengers which will be linked to five new aircraft stands by air-bridges.
The development will cost £184 million and is part of the ongoing redevelopment and modernization of Gatwick.