London Stansted Airport has secured planning permission from Uttlesford District Council for a new £130M arrivals building.
The 34,000 sq m, three-level building has been designed by Pascall & Watson Architects.
Located alongside the existing terminal, the new building will feature larger immigration and baggage reclaim areas, new retail facilities, improved access for onward transport options and a public forecourt.
Andrew Cowan, Stansted Airport CEO, said: “Stansted is a national asset and our investment will continue to boost competition and support economic growth, jobs and international connectivity for London and the East of England.
“At a time when airport capacity in the country is at a premium, Stansted is playing a vital role in supporting both the regional and national economy. This project will strengthen our ability to do this by enabling us to make the most efficient use of our single runway.”
The first phase of works will begin later this summer to create additional capacity in the short-term, including extra check-in desks, additional seating and restaurants in the departure lounge.
Construction of the arrivals building is expected to commence in 2018 and take up to three years to be complete.
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