Good news to the 27million passengers who use Stansted every year. After selecting the designers of the new £130m Terminal in March 2018, Pascall+Watson have revealed impressive visuals of how London Stansted’s planned new Arrivals Terminal will look when it opens in 2020.
The artist’s impressions include aerial views of the terminal entrance and plaza style forecourt as well as pictures inside of the spacious immigration and baggage reclaim areas.
“The Arrivals Terminal is the centrepiece project of our £600 million transformation programme and these latest images really whet the appetite of what the new and improved London Stansted Airport will look like when the facility opens,” Paul Willis, London Stansted’s Transformation Director, said. “Our five-year multi-million-pound project will transform the experience for millions of passengers and help unlock the airport’s spare runway capacity, providing passengers with a wider choice of airlines and destinations.”
This new building will help reduce some of the stress that the original terminal (opened in 1991, designed by Normal Foster) is currently coping with. London’s third busiest airport has already welcomed a record 27 million in the last 12 months and serves 190 destinations.
It is quickly approaching capacity and currently has permission to handle 35 million passengers a year with plans to increase capacity to 43 million. While this is subject to planning permission, there is a firm commitment to do so without any additional flights or noise impacts beyond its current permissions, and within the airport’s existing boundary.
Phase one of the transformation project is well underway with a new check in zone, new 350 seat restaurant and new short stay car parks opening over the summer.