London Stansted Airport, UK, has opened its first multi-story parking garage this week, in the latest phase of its £600m (US$750m) transformation project.
The 2,700 space, six-story facility is located within a short walking distance of the terminal and boosts the number of short-stay car parking spaces available at the airport to more than 7,000.
“We’re investing millions to improve facilities at London Stansted and the opening of our new multi-story car park is another stepping stone on the road to transforming the experience for the millions of passengers traveling through the airport,” said Paul Willis, business change director for the London Stansted Transformation Project.
“We want Stansted to be the airport of choice for passengers from across the region and whilst we have a fantastic public transport record with over 50% of passengers using coach, bus or train to get to and from the airport, we also want to ensure those who need to arrive by car or park at the airport have convenient options to suit all budgets.”
Brian Connor, construction director at BAM, the main contractor on the project, said, “We spent a year in pre-construction with Stansted examining the right model to procure and build this scheme, choosing a system approach from Huber. We’ve needed to manage the work around their live airport environment and ensure everybody’s safety during thousands of vehicle movements across a passenger route to the terminal. I’m delighted that the result is proving to be so satisfactory.”
The London Stansted Airport Transformation Project is an extensive program of work that will enable the airport to make best use of its existing runway capacity and create greater choice and better service for passengers.