London Stansted Airport arrivals terminal development gathering pace

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London Stansted Airport has appointed Mace as the main contractor for the construction of its new £150 million arrivals terminal – which will make it the only UK gateway to operate separate departures and arrivals terminals.

Work on the 39,000 square metre terminal is due to start in spring 2019 and is scheduled for completion in autumn 2020.

The terminal is the flagship project in the airport’s £600 million transformation which will support its future growth and pioneer the next generation of travel at London Stansted.

To mark the announcement, a fly-through animation has also been released today showing what the airport will look like following the transformation and how passengers will seamlessly flow through the airport.

London Stansted chief executive officer, Ken O’Toole said: “I’m delighted to welcome Mace on board as we now focus on the most critical phase in the transformation of London Stansted.

Mace has a great track record of delivering major projects like this on time, on budget and to the highest quality.

“London Stansted’s transformation project is really gathering momentum. We’ve made fantastic progress so far, but it’s this year when the project starts to take-off when work begins on our arrivals terminal. The terminal is the most significant contract the airport has awarded as part of this project, and when complete it will provide a first-class, technology enabled, experience for our passengers.”

The arrivals terminal will include larger immigration and baggage reclaim areas, new retail facilities, a public forecourt and improved access for all onward transport options.

Once completed, Stansted will be the only UK airport operating dedicated arrivals and departures terminals. The fly-through animation can be viewed here: Fly-through animation

In 2017, the airport welcomed more than 25.9 million passengers but is set to smash that figure in 2018, with figures yet to be released. Stansted’s capacity is squeezed with the growth of its route network and there is a need to to build fresh infrastructure to accommodate increasing passenger numbers.