A 2,574m2 environmentally friendly Concorde Visitor Centre has been unveiled at
The centre has been constructed for the Concorde G-BOAC, which originally went on display in the open air in April 2004 after its arrival at
Commenting on the opening, Willie Walsh, British Airways chief executive, said: ‘
Since the launch of its environmental plan in 2006, all of Manchester Airport’s new buildings must comply with carbon efficient standards. The 2,574m2 centre incorporates green technologies such as biomass heating fuelled by willow grown on site and a hangar that uses rainwater harvesting and solar panels to heat water in the system.
As well as environmentally friendly features, the centre includes a corporate hospitality suite, an education area for local schools and a glass-walled visitor restaurant alongside the aircraft.
Geoff Muirhead, chief executive of Manchester Airport, said: ‘The Concorde Visitor Centre is the first new building on the airport site to comply with strict construction standards as part of