Manchester Airport Transformation Programme Celebrates Major Construction Milestones
Manchester Airport’s £1bn transformation programme is celebrating three significant construction milestones.
Firstly, a topping out ceremony has been held to mark the extension to Terminal 2 reaching its highest point a year in to construction. The terminal will more than double in size, making it one of the busiest in Europe.
Secondly, a 45m long, 85 tonne bridge, connecting the terminal extension to the new multi-storey car park, has been lifted into place. The bridge will open to passengers when the extension completes in 2020.
Finally, the main structural work has been completed on the main car park building, which is schedules to become operational in 2019.
Pascall+Watson are working with Manchester Airports Group (M.A.G.) to transform the UK’s third largest airport. The redevelopment is one of the largest construction programmes in the North of England, with over 1,300 people working on site. See the scale and complexity of the project in this time-lapse video.
Andrew Cowan CEO of Manchester Airport commented:
“It is exciting to mark these milestones as they demonstrate how much progress has been made on our transformation programme since starting work just more than a year ago. This scheme will be transformational, not just in terms of the buildings being created, but the experience we will be able to deliver to passengers and airlines”