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Kier wins £10m Southend Airport contract

25 Oct 12 Kier Construction has been appointed key contractor on a £10m extension to the terminal at London Southend Airport.

Construction of the extension, which will get under way early in November, will be split into three phases. The first phase is a new arrivals facility, and this is scheduled to be ready at the end of May 2013. The final phase will be completed just before Christmas 2013.

Phase 1 of the terminal became operational on 28 February and close to the new railway station.

Under the phase 2 extension, the terminal building will become 90m longer and the number of check-in desks and baggage drop-off points will increase, as will the amount of space for passengers in security. The departure lounge will also grow, as too will the arrivals and immigration areas. Retail and catering facilities will be expanded throughout the terminal.

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