The operator intends to increase terminal space by roughly a quarter while replicating the existing terminal building design. The existing building will be extended by 54m along its 306m length towards the airfield side. Its northern extension will be constructed on the land currently occupied by the Track Transit System, which will be replaced by new sky walkways connecting the airport’s three satellite terminals.
The expansion, designed by Pascall+Watson and Mott MacDonald, will include a larger departure lounge with more shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as increased baggage system capacity and an expanded security hall.
Contract Journal has learned that following the removal of restrictions on international travel last year, London Stansted has experienced one of the quickest recoveries, handling more than 26 million passengers in that time. “The speed with which we’ve seen Stansted bounce back after the pandemic shows how important our airport is in the UK’s aviation system,” said Gareth Powell, managing director of London Stansted.
“Extending the terminal is the best way to deliver improved service and new capacity after we thoroughly reviewed the options for the upcoming phase of investment over the past few years.”