The construction of the new link road to connect the new Airport City Manchester with the wider transport network has begun as part of the total £1 billion development project.
The £15m infrastructure development and construction of Enterprise Way is being undertaken by Airport City development partner Beijing Construction Engineering Group International (BCEGI).
Yu Dongwen, lead director at BCEGI (UK) Ltd said:
“Following the success of Global Logistics and ALPHA, we’re excited to be embarking on the delivery of such a significant infrastructure project, which will not only bring the office and hotel offering at Airport City together, but which will create hundreds of new jobs for a local workforce”.
As one of the UK’s largest Joint Venture commercial development projects, Airport City has already created over 2,000 jobs and 7,000 sq. ft. of office space attracting global organisations such as Amazon and DHL.
The construction of Enterprise Way follows the significant progress already being made as ALPHA and Amazon have joined the 37, 400 sq.ft. DHL Global Logistics facility at Airport City.
Once complete, the £1billion development will include 5 million sq.ft. of premium office space, hotels, advanced manufacturing, logistics facilities and retail.
The Joint Venture partners in the project are Manchester Airports Group (MAG), BCEGI, Carillion PLC and GMPF.
Simon Eastwood, managing director at Carillion Developments said:
“This year is shaping up to be a very significant one for Airport City Manchester. Construction has started on Enterprise Way, which highlights the scale if this unique site and frames the wider development opportunities across the scheme where, collectively, the JV partners have have invested over £35m into infrastructure.”
Airport City Manchester is one of the most exciting business destinations in development today and one of the most significant in the UK since the 2012 Olympic Park.
The total planning area of Airport City Manchester comprises of approximately 5 million sq ft GFA, with a total development cost of £650m and value of £800m.
Directly adjacent to Manchester Airport, it is perfectly positioned for business with the UK, Europe and the world.