The contractor, which has offices in Derby, will build a new security hall and queuing space for the airport terminal, which will increase the size of the terminal by 1,375 square metres and remodel the retail area in the departure lounge.
The refurbishment and expansion will not only improve passengers’ experience using the airport but also lower the carbon footprint of the facility, it is claimed.
BAM has begun enabling works, but the main construction phase takes place between January and December 2013.
The contractor will carry out the major works while the airport continues operating as normal.
Airport general manager Tim McDermott said: “Over the years the airport has developed the terminal building with a number of significant projects; including an extension to the arrivals area, construction of a bus interchange and an environmentally friendly pier, housing additional aircraft gates, however this is the first time in 17 years that East Midlands Airport has made this level of investment in the terminal building.”