Manchester Airport transformation programme

Client Manchester Airports Group

Sector Aviation

Location Manchester, North West

Value £92m

Manchester Airport is upgrading its infrastructure in its largest ever programme of investment that will see expansion of Terminal 2 by 150% along with associated development of the airfield.

Galliford Try’s role has been centred around the extension of the airfield’s west apron, including construction of new taxiways and aircraft stands, along with associated stand reconfigurations, ground lighting, drainage, communication networks, security fencing and aircraft control systems.

The team has been working to a meticulously planned programme of works that allows the airport to remain fully operational. In total the works require 148,000 sqm of new taxiway and apron, 95,000 cubic metres of concrete and 25 miles of cabling with the aim of all excavated material being diverted from landfill throughout.

The total scheme represents one of the biggest construction programmes in the north of England with 1,200 people working on site including 80 apprentices in trades ranging from plumbing and scaffolding to quantity surveying and civil engineering.