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Video | Progress on Manchester Airport's £1bn expansion

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A timelapse video showing construction progress made during the first six months of Manchester Airport’s £1bn expansion programme has been released.

Source: Manchester Airport

Laing O’Rourke is carrying out the main design and construction work for the Terminal 2 expansion, which will see capacity grow 140% to serve 45M passengers annually. Until November this year Galliford Try is extending the airfield’s western section as part of its £38M contract.

Last week the final steel bolt was added to the first of three piers to be built as part of the transformation programme. Foundations and piling works have been carried out over the last few months and construction has started on the new terminal superstructure. About 90% of a new multi-story car park will be built using offsite construction.

“We’re delighted with the progress we have made on site so far,” said Laing O’Rourke programme director Bryan Glass.

“In a little over a year, passengers will be taking off and landing from this building and it’s from up here you get a real sense of just how large the project is.”

Highways works and a new baggage hall to serve the Terminal 2 extension will be built as part of the expansion programme. The first pier will open in 2019 and the expanded terminal will be open in 2020.

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