Stansted unveils plans for £130m arrivals hall

Stansted Airport has unveiled plans for a new £130m arrivals building as part of a wider expansion programme aimed at aimed at accommodating future growth and attracting new business to the airport.

Stansted – part of the Manchester Airports Group, which also owns Bournemouth, East Midlands and Manchester Airports – currently handles around 24 million passengers annually. Subject to planning permission, the new building across three levels will be dedicated to arriving passengers, allowing the existing terminal building to be reconfigured for departures only. This will give the single-runway airport the capacity it needs to handle up to 43 million passengers per year in line with Stansted's 2015 Sustainable Development Plan, the Airport says.

The arrivals building is expected to take three years to complete, with other improvements to the existing terminal due to be finished by 2022.

Stansted Airport’s CEO, Andrew Cowan, said: “The planning application and concept design for the new £130 million arrivals building marks the latest phase in Stansted’s transformation and enables us to support further growth over the next decade and give our passengers the facilities that they want.

“Stansted is thriving as a national asset, forming a key component of the UK’s aviation infrastructure at a time when airport capacity in the country is at a premium. Our investment will boost competition and enable the airport to play a bigger role in supporting economic growth, jobs and international connectivity across the East of England and London. 


“Subject to planning consent, the next stage will be to develop our concept designs in conjunction with our stakeholders and business partners ahead of awarding any contracts for the construction works.”