London Stansted Airport’s owner Manchester Airport Group (MAG) has appointed architects Pascall+Watson after choosing its design concept for a new £130m (US$182m) arrival terminal.
The new terminal will span 34,000m² (365,972ft²) and relocate all arrivals functions to a separate state-of-the art facility. The design complements the architecture of the existing building, which will be reconfigured into a departures-only terminal. This will include the expansion of the check-in, security and retail areas, a new airside coaching facility, aircraft stands, taxiway infrastructure and car parking facilities.
The new arrivals terminal will have an enhanced immigration and baggage reclaim area, a spacious arrivals concourse and a public forecourt.
Paul Willis, program delivery director for the Stansted Transformation Programme, said, “Pascall+Watson have already played a key role in the Stansted Transformation Programme, so we’re delighted to announce they have been appointed to develop the design for phases two and three.
“Over the next five years, we’re investing £600m (US$844m) at Stansted, which will see the biggest upgrade in passenger facilities at the airport since the iconic Sir Norman Foster terminal opened in 1991.
“This investment will transform the experience for millions of passengers and help unlock Stansted’s spare runway capacity, providing passengers with a wider choice of airlines and destinations.”