London Stansted has officially opened its first multi-storey car park this week, the latest phase in its transformation project.
The 2,700 space, six-storey car park is located within a short walking distance of the terminal and boosts the number of short-stay car parking spaces available at the airport to more than 7,000.
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% 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.”
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. We’ve needed to manage the work around their live airport environment and ensure everybody’s safety during thousands of vehicle movements across a passenger route to the terminal. I’m delighted that the result is proving to be so satisfactory.”
The multi-story car park was the focus of a large-scale emergency exercise on 21 June. More than 60 staff and volunteers from the airport and emergency services tested the response to how the airport would tackle an emergency situation inside the car park ahead of its opening.
The London Stansted Airport Transformation Project is an extensive programme of work that will enable the airport to make best use of its existing runway capacity and create greater choice and better service for passengers.
Take a look at a time-lapse video showing the construction of Stansted’s new 2,700 space multi-storey car park - click here...
The annual business exhibition taking place on London Stansted Airport, Check-in @ Stansted, organised by the Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce, is not only attracting previous exhibitors, but also new exhibitors from across the region who will be promoting their business and services on the day.
London Stansted’s latest jobs fair is set for take-off next week as over 30 airport companies showcase the hundreds of exciting career opportunities on offer across the airport ahead of the peak summer season.
The Stansted Airport Employment and Skills Academy is hosting the event on 8th May and has signed-up a host of firms promoting over 350 new full and part time jobs to join the 12,000 strong workforce already at the single biggest employment site in the east of England.
Returning for the 6th year and checking into a new venue
2019 is a year of growth and change for London Stansted Airport and this is no different for the annual regional business expo Check-in @ Stansted – www.check-in-stansted.com
Now in it’s 6th year, Check-in @ Stansted will take place on Thursday 20th June 2019 from 10 am – 4 pm at one of the biggest hotel’s on airport – The Novotel, London Stansted Airport. Read more...
A great turnout at the prestigious Inflite Jet Centre yesterday afternoon.
Following a welcome glass of Prosecco, guests heard from Alan Barnes, Customer Support and Sales Manager at Inflite who spoke about the history of the family run business which has been on airport for over 30 years and its support to the local community.
Alan explained in detail how the FBO facility differs from the commercial side of the airport giving everyone a better undestanding of how important the business is to the local economy.
With a tour of the first class facilities and the maintenance hangar, Alan continued to give an insight into the work carried out and shared some very interesting tales of personalities and events which they have hosted.
The afternoon ended with the opportunity for guests to network in one of the exclusive lounges taking in a little of the ambience afforded to VIPs and took the time to chat over a glass of fizz and superb cuisine provided.
Julie Budden said: "It is always a pleasure to visit Inflite and I thank them for their kind hospitality once again. I was delighted to personally welcome new faces to our event which provided new connections between guests. I have no doubt there will be business done as a result. That is what makes the chamber so successful".
Here are just a couple of comments received following the event:
“Loved every minute, thank you!!!!” Marie Kinchin, Sincerity Personnel
“Thank you very much for organising such an interesting evening, and please pass on my thanks to Mrs Stephens and everyone at Inflite, for their very kind hospitality. I spend much of my time in the main terminal looking out across at north side so it was brilliant to get a different perspective and a better understanding of this really important and exciting part of the airport. The Inflite team and their facilities are very impressive and it was wonderful to be given access to them. Thank you all...” Anni Ridsdill, Airate