New £8m hotel to be opened at Stansted Airport by 2016

Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport - Credit: Archant

Plans have been unveiled as part of an £8million development project to build a new 330-room hotel next to the terminal at Stansted Airport.

A hotel operator for the two-acre site, adjacent to the terminal building on Bassingbourn Road, is yet to be agreed but the structure will be built by developer Urban&Civic in association with Manchester Airports Group, which owns Stansted.

Construction is scheduled to begin in July this year and it is expected that the hotel will be operated under a “major branded franchise”. The target opening date is Christmas 2016.

Managing director, Robin Butler, said: “Urban&Civic has already committed substantial investment within the wider region and see London Stansted Airport as an essential component in the growth story.”

Lynda Shillaw MAG Property CEO said: “This opportunity is a significant step for development at Stansted, providing a key facility to support the growth of the airport and opportunities for the local community through the jobs that it creates.”

The announcement comes as Manchester Airports Group (MAG) – the new owners of London Stansted Airport – continues its £260m investment plan to attract more passengers, airlines and long-haul services.