London Stansted has appointed Mace as the main contractor for the construction of its new £150 million arrivals terminal.
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.
Construction work on the 39,000 m2 terminal is scheduled to start in spring 2019 and be completed in autumn 2020.
To mark the announcement of Mace’s appointment, Stansted has released this fly-through animation of the transformed airport, which can be seen above.
Ken O’Toole, CEO of London Stansted, said he was “delighted” to have Mace on board as the airport enters the most critical phase in its redevelopment.
“Mace has a great track record of delivering major projects like this on time, on budget and to the highest quality,” he added. “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.”
Bosses say 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.
Gareth Lewis, Mace’s chief operating officer for Construction, added: “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.”