Galliford Try has won a £54M contract to expand Manchester Airport.
The 10-year £1bn Manchester Airport Transformation Programme (MANTP) will double the size of Terminal 2 and reconfigure the airfield to “unlock the growth potential of its two runways”.
The second phase of the project will increase aircraft stand capacity and other aircraft parking to cope with 2024 traffic projections, upgrade the taxiway system and improve departure performance. Galiford Try will install more than 79,000m³ of concrete for new taxiways and aircraft stands, relocate the existing airfield and dual a mile-long 400,000m³ stretch of taxi way.
Galliford Try was appointed on the £38M first stage of the scheme in August, which focused on extending the airfield’s west apron and constructing new taxiways and aircraft stands around piers and terminal buildings.
Galliford Try aviation director Colin Abbott said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this additional contract which further strengthens our long-standing partnership with Manchester Airports Group. Playing such a key role in the airport’s ongoing expansion is a very exciting prospect that enables us to draw on our considerable experience of working airside and landside at airports within and outside the group.”
More than six miles of new ducting and lighting will be installed. Planning for the new work has started and the scheme duration is two years.
Manchester Airport chief executive Andrew Cowan said: “Our investment in Manchester Airport will give the North the world class international gateway it deserves and we are pleased to have awarded Galliford Try a second contract on the programme.
“MANTP will provide our passengers and airlines with facilities that combine state of the art services with excellent customer service. With the new development complete the airport will be able to grow alongside a thriving northern economy to handle 45 million passengers a year, an increase of almost 20 million compared to today.
“Galliford Try has proven to be expert at safely completing work in an operational environment and we look forward to working with them in creating a modern and efficient airfield environment for our customers.”