Our historic terminal building is refurbished and named in honour of a local legend.

Construction commences on The Bell Business Centre, a refurbishment of the final 2,000 square meters of unrenovated area in the original international terminal to create premium office space at a cost of over $7 million. The project is reshaping the Southern end of the historic Essendon Fields Airport Terminal building into a state-of-the-art work hub with incredible views over the tarmac.

The new Business Centre is named after Greg Bell, one of the airport’s most loved business operators who tragically lost the battle to cancer before his new shop in the Stage One refurbishment could open in 2019.

Greg ran Gee Bee’s aerospace shop in this terminal building for 25 years, but his history with the airport began much earlier. As a boy, Greg’s mother took him to Essendon to watch the planes and he also delivered a childhood paper around the airport. As a young adult, Greg successfully took flying lessons and began to hone his skills as an aviation photographer from the aerodrome.

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