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Mace wins £150M London Stansted airport job

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London Stansted has appointed Mace as the main contractor for the construction of its new £150M, 39,000m³ arrivals terminal. 

Part of a £600M expansion of the airport, the arrivals terminal will incorporate larger immigration and baggage reclaim areas, new retail space for Duty Free, a public forecourt and improved access for transport.  

Render of the new arrivals terminal interior

Render of the new arrivals terminal interior

Mace’s chief operating officer for construction Gareth Lewis said Mace had a history of successful aviation projects to build on.  

“Mace has a long heritage in the safe and successful delivery of major aviation projects across the world,” he said.  

“This will be our first major construction project at Stansted since 2008, and we look forward to working closely with Manchester Airports Group to deliver the terminal.” 

Works on the new terminal are due to start in spring 2019 and scheduled for completion in autumn 2020. 

London Stansted chief executive Ken O’ Toole said the contract marks the expansion programme “really gathering momtenum”.  

“London Stansted’s transformation project is really gathering momentum. We’ve made fantastic progress so far, but it’s this year when the project starts to take-off when work begins on our arrivals terminal,” he said.  

“The terminal is the most significant contract the airport has awarded as part of this project, and when complete it will provide a first-class, technology enabled, experience for our passengers.” 

This is the flagship contract for the airport’s expansion programme, however, other works are well underway. Bam Nuttall is currently constructing a new 2,686 space multi-storey car park to support the expansion. 

In October 2018, four new aircraft parking stands became operational, which marked the completion of the first phase of expansion works. 

The new aircraft stands, spanning 40,000m², saw VolkerFitzpatrick pour a total of 23,000m³ of concrete, lay 1850m of cabling and installed 15km of drainage. 

Plans to expand the airport gained approval in November after being backed by Uttlesford Council.

The council’s planning committee approved nine new stands, allowing the airport to handle 43M people a year.

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