Belfast Telegraph

Arrivals building plans unveiled as Stansted airport plans further expansion

Plans for a new £130 million arrivals building at Stansted airport have been unveiled.

The Essex airport said its proposal for the facility would support its growth from 24 million passengers per year to its current cap of 35 million.

It includes a larger immigration and baggage reclaim area, new retail space and a public forecourt aimed at creating a relaxing and welcoming environment for passengers.

Since acquiring Stansted in 2013, Manchester Airports Group has invested over £150 million to update its terminal building and other facilities.

The airport's chief executive Andrew Cowan said: " The planning application and concept design for the new £130 million arrivals building marks the latest phase in Stansted's transformation and enables us to support further growth over the next decade and give our passengers the facilities that they want."

He added: " It has always been our vision to invest in (the airport's) infrastructure to create the best experience for our growing number of passengers and airline customers."