The first construction phase of the Pascall+Watson designed Manchester Airport Transformation Programme has completed, as the project marks its six-month milestone.
Two apprentices recruited to the project tightened the final bolt on the steel framework, connecting one of the new airport piers to the Terminal 2 extension for the first time.
The redevelopment programme, worth up to £1bn, comprises a series of 60 enhancements within the existing airport footprint.
A key focus of the scheme is the expansion and reconfiguration of Terminal 2, which more than doubles its current size.
A new glass frontage and entrance creates a presence for the building that will become the airport’s primary terminal, whilst the check-in facility’s new double-height space provides a light and spacious internal environment.
Manchester Airport’s CEO, Andrew Cowan said:
“Through the delivery of the transformation we will have a world class airport the whole of the North can be proud of, and one that will attract new airlines and routes so that we can continue to play economic provider by linking the North to key investment and trade opportunities across the globe”