London-Stansted receives planning permission for new £130 million arrivals building

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London-Stansted (STN) yesterday received planning permission from Uttlesford District Council for a new £130 million arrivals building that will enhance the passenger experience and provide capacity for growth over the next decade.

The 34,000m² arrivals facility designed by architects Pascall+Watson and spanning three levels, is the centrepiece in MAG’s multi-million pound programme to transform Stansted and cater for future growth in passenger numbers. It will be situated next to the current terminal and will include larger immigration and baggage reclaim areas, new retail facilities, improved access for all onward transport options and a public forecourt to create a welcoming environment for arriving passengers.

The existing terminal will be reconfigured so that it is dedicated to departing passengers, providing more space at check-in, security and in the departure lounge. The first phase of works will begin later this summer to create some additional capacity in the short-term, including extra check-in desks, additional seating and restaurants in the departure lounge.

Construction of the dedicated arrivals building will take place entirely outside the current terminal, helping to minimise disruption to passengers. It will take up to three years to complete once work begins late next year.