Birmingham Airport historic terminal saved by Grade II listing

Source: Historic England.

Birmingham Airport’s historic first terminal, the Elmdon Terminal and Control Tower, has been saved from proposed demolition by Historic England who has given the terminal a Grade II listing.

Grade II listing in the UK specifies buildings or other structures that are deemed historically important and therefore must be protected.

The control tower and former terminal building was granted the status recently, as BirminghamLive announced. It was last used in 1984 for commercial operations.

Simon Richards, acting managing director at Birmingham Airport, said: “We fully support the awarding of Grade II status for Elmdon in recognition of this historical building’s importance within the local community.

“The original terminal building when the airport first opened in 1939, it is a celebration of our aviation history, in an era where air travel was at its most glamorous.”