Current terminal would become dedicated entirely to departing passengers

Stansted Airport has submitted plans for a new £130m arrivals building.

The planned 34,000m2 building would span three floors and be delivered next to the current terminal and hotel. 

It will include plans for a larger immigration and baggage reclaim area, new shops and a public forecourt.

Stansted said the facility will enable the current terminal building to be reconfigured and dedicated completely to departing passengers, to create more space at check-in, security and within the international departures lounge.

The building is the latest phase in the transformation programme by Stansted’s owners Manchester Airports Group in an attempt to attract new passengers and airlines.

Subject to planning permission, it is expected the arrivals building will take up to three years to complete with other improvements to the existing terminal due to be finished by 2022.

Stansted Airport’s CEO, Andrew Cowan, said: “Subject to planning consent, the next stage will be to develop our concept designs in conjunction with our stakeholders and business partners ahead of awarding any contracts for the construction works.”