The new facility, being built within the existing terminal building, will result in a speedier, simpler pre-flight security screening process for customers.
UK Government requires all airports to be compliant with new standards by 1 June 2024, which is the completion deadline for the project, a total investment of more than £20m.
The new passenger search area project will include a new roof, new lifts and circulation core, refurbishment of existing atrium and new office accommodation for staff.
Working innovatively with the existing structures, passengers are planned to be using the new security lanes by mid-2024.
Simon Butler, Managing Director Building Central at Tilbury Douglas, said: “We are looking forward to starting work on this important project for the Airport.
“As part of the scheme, we will be supporting various Solihull based education and careers initiatives, as well as assisting in the refurbishment of the Airport’s own Education Centre.”