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Stansted Airport to Undergo £600M Transformation

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Stansted Airport to Undergo £600M Transformation

Peter Smisek

21 January 2019

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LONDON Stansted, the third busiest airport serving the British capital, is to undergo a £600 million transformation that will see the addition of a new arrivals terminal.

The capacity of the current airport terminal, designed by British architecture practice Foster + Partners and completed in 1991, is 23 million passengers per year.

In 2018, the airport welcomed 28 million travellers.

Above: London's Stansted Airport - an innovative structure when it opened in 1991- has now reached capacity (image courtesy of Dennis Gilbert).

Set to be built adjacent to the existing facilities, the new arrivals building designed by Pascall + Watson will relieve some of the pressures facing the airport by incorporating baggage reclaim, customs and border control facilities.

Above: The new arrivals terminal, designed by Pascall + Watson, will be located next to the existing building (image courtesy of London Stansted Airport).

Construction on the 39,000 square metre extension will start this spring and is expected to complete by autumn 2020.

The contract to build the £150 million new facility has been awarded to Mace.

Above: The regular design of the building will delivery by 2020 (image courtesy of London Stansted Airport).

The nature of the new building's design, as well as its site - which is currently an empty lot - will help enable speedy delivery.

Above: High performance glazing, passive shading and a number of innovative technologies will insure a minimum BREEAM rating of Very Good (image courtesy of London Stasted Airport).

A number of innovative systems, including cooling and heat recovery, high performance glazing and shading louvers and a centralised MEP plant will help the building achieve a minimum BREEAM rating of Very Good.

Above: The existing terminal will be reconfigured, giving more space to the passengers (image courtesy of London Stansted Airport).

The new arrivals terminal will also allow for renovation and reconfiguration of the existing building into a departures terminal with more space for check-in, hospitality and retail.

Above: The new building will contain immigration as well as baggage reclaim facilities (image courtesy of London Stansted Airport).

At the end of the transformation programme, Stansted will be the only airport in the UK to have separate terminals for departures and arrivals.

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