04 Nov 2013
Saffron Walden MP, Sir Alan Haselhurst, paid a visit to Stansted on Friday, November 1, to see how work is progressing on the airport’s £80 million terminal transformation project.
The highlight of the visit included a behind the scenes guided tour of the construction site by the project’s director, Martin Lyall, who said:
"We were delighted to welcome Sir Alan to Stansted and hope that he left us better informed about our very exciting terminal transformation project. We’re five months in to the project and we’re making great progress. Our new domestic reclaim area has been delivered ahead of schedule and we’re on-track to open the new security search in the coming weeks. There’s still lots more to do and we will begin construction on the departure lounge shortly. Stansted is changing and we’re confident passengers, staff and Sir Alan will love the new airport when it’s finished in 2015."
Stansted Airport’s new owners, M.A.G, launched the £80 million project to redevelop the terminal in June 2013. The airport’s state-of-the-art Lord Foster designed building will be enhanced by making better use of existing space and provide passengers with new security facilities and an enlarged departure lounge.
Photograph: (from Left to right) Chris Wiggan, Stansted Airport’s Head of Public Affairs, Sir Alan Haselhurst MP and Neil Banks, Stansted’s Terminal Transformation Manager, pictured in the airport terminal.