Stansted now has 7,000 short stay car parking spaces as multi-storey opens
London Stansted has opened its first multi-storey car park – a 2,700 capacity, six-storey facility that lifts the number of short-stay car parking spaces at the airport to more than 7,000.
Stansted serves over 28 million passengers a year, and was one of the 25 busiest airports in Europe in 2018. The airport is currently investing £600 million to significantly transform existing facilities for the benefit of passengers. A state-of-the-art arrivals terminal is set to open in 2020.
Paul Willis, Business Change Director for the London Stansted Transformation Project, said: “We’re investing millions to improve facilities at London Stansted and the opening of our new multi-storey car park is another stepping stone on the road to transforming the experience for the millions of passengers travelling through the airport.
“We want Stansted to be the airport of choice for passengers from across the region and whilst we have a fantastic public transport record with over 50 per cent of passengers using coach, bus or train to get to and from the airport, we also want to ensure those who need to arrive by car or park at the airport have convenient options to suit all budgets.”
The London Stansted Airport Transformation Project is an extensive programme that will enable the airport to make best use of its existing runway capacity and create greater choice and better service for passengers.
BAM Construction was the main contractor on the project. Brian Connor, BAM’s Construction Director, said: “It’s been a very successful exercise in collaborative working. We spent a year in pre-construction with Stansted examining the right model to procure and build this scheme, choosing a system approach from Huber.”
With 200 destinations across 40 countries, London Stansted serves more scheduled connections to Europe than any other airport in the world apart from Munich. Passengers can also access Emirates global network of over 150 destination via daily direct flights to the airline’s Dubai hub. Stansted has the capability to serve 43 million passengers a year and is forecast to deliver up to 50 per cent of London’s expected passenger growth over the next decade.