Terminal and Control Tower, Elmdon Airport, Birmingham

Terminal and Control Tower, Elmdon Airport, Birmingham
Photograph taken 1939 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: cc47/03137

Elmdon was opened in 1939 and replaced Castle Bromwich as the city's main airport. The terminal, with its overhanging canopies resembling aircraft wings, is unique amongst British airports. The design of the building was influenced by the terminal building of Tempelhof Airport, Berlin.

Location

West Midlands Birmingham

Period

1930s (1930 - 1938)

Tags

transport air design architecture airport terminal building 1930s (1930 - 1938)