442 Design warms up Prestwick Airport

Glasgow consultancy 442 Design has been appointed to revamp interiors and graphics at the city’s Prestwick Airport.

The group, which was appointed without a pitch, will update interiors in both land- and air-side areas, including a comprehensive revamp of the airport’s retail offer.

Branding, signage and communications material will also be refreshed.

According to 442 director David Dunn, the group was briefed to create a ‘warm and quirky environment’ that caters to the predominantly younger budget travellers who use the airport, without alienating the business market.

‘We aim to give the existing 1950s interiors a change of pace, with more personality and warmth,’ says Dunn. ‘We want to avoid the sterile and bland environment that is often associated with airports.’

New seating and catering facilities, including a coffee bar area, are planned and the main duty-free shopping area will be converted into a ‘walk-through retail mall’, Dunn adds.

First concepts have been approved this week and work starts on-site in early October. The first phase, land-side, is scheduled for completion by Christmas, after which work will commence on air-side areas.

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