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Stansted appoints delivery director for £600m expansion

London Stansted has appointed Gerry Whyte as delivery director for the airport’s £600m expansion.

The former Laing O’Rourke project leader will be responsible for overseeing and delivering plans including a new arrivals terminal, which is due to open in 2020.

Mr Whyte, who has worked on developments including the mixed-use Edinburgh St James scheme and Bluewater shopping centre in Kent, starts with the company this week.

Stansted chief executive Ken O’Toole said: “Gerry has a wealth of experience having worked in various high-profile construction projects, so I’m delighted he’s joining us during this exciting time for the airport.

“The £600m transformation of the airport is really gathering momentum.

“We’ve made fantastic progress so far, but it’s next year when the project really starts to take off with work beginning on our £130m arrivals terminal, which we expect to open in August 2020.”

The Essex airport’s existing arrivals terminal will also become a departures-only facility, and its restaurant and retail areas will be revamped.

A Mott MacDonald and Ramboll joint venture landed the design deal for the expansion earlier this year.

Architect Pascall + Watson has designed the new arrivals hall.

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