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Airport awards contract for Stansted's new £150m arrivals terminal

Stansted Airport's new arrivals terminal (6383123)
Stansted Airport's new arrivals terminal (6383123)

The main contractor for Stansted Airport’s new £150m arrivals terminal has been appointed.

Mace will begin work on the 39,000 sq m (419,792 sq ft) building this spring, with completion scheduled for autumn 2020.

The new terminal – the flagship project in the airport’s £600m transformation scheme – 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.

Stansted's chief executive, 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.”

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

"Mace has a long heritage in the safe and successful delivery of major aviation projects across the world.

"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.”

To mark the announcement, a fly-through animation has been released showing what the airport will look like following the transformation and how passengers will move through it. It can be viewed here.

Stansted Airport's new arrivals terminal (6383118)
Stansted Airport's new arrivals terminal (6383118)

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