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Stansted Airport £600m transformation scheme gathers momentum as terminal contractor appointed

PUBLISHED: 13:48 08 January 2019

A CGI image of Stansted Airport's planned arrivals terminal  Picture: LONDON STANSTED AIRPORT

A CGI image of Stansted Airport's planned arrivals terminal Picture: LONDON STANSTED AIRPORT

London Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport has chosen international construction firm Mace as main contractor to build its new £150m arrivals terminal.

A CGI image of Stansted Airport's planned international arrivals concourse  Picture: LONDON STANSTED AIRPORTA CGI image of Stansted Airport's planned international arrivals concourse Picture: LONDON STANSTED AIRPORT

Work on the 39,000sq m 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 £600m transformation, aimed at supporting its future growth. A fly-through animation has been released to show what the airport will look like.

Airport chief executive Ken O’Toole said he was “delighted” to welcome Mace on board as it had “a great track record”.

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“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,” he said.

A CGI image of Stansted Airport's planned terminal  Picture: LONDON STANSTED AIRPORTA CGI image of Stansted Airport's planned terminal Picture: LONDON STANSTED AIRPORT

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

Mace chief operating officer Gareth Lewis said: “The new arrivals terminal will completely transform Stansted and the experiences of the millions of people that arrive at the airport every year.”

He added: “This will be our first major construction project at Stansted since 2008, and we look forward to working closely with Manchester Airports Group to deliver the terminal.”

Once completed, Stansted will be the only UK airport operating dedicated arrivals and departures terminals.

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