Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has awarded a £38m contract to Galliford Try – part of the works within the £1bn Manchester Airport Transformation Programme to boost capacity.
The contract centres around the extension of the airfield’s west apron and includes construction of new taxiways and aircraft stands around piers and terminal buildings along with associated stand reconfigurations, ground lighting, drainage, communications networks, security fencing and aircraft control systems.
The Manchester Airport Transformation Programme (MAN-TP) will provide millions of passengers and airlines with facilities that combine state of the art services with excellent customer service. With the new development complete, the airport will be able to grow alongside a thriving northern economy to handle 45 million passengers a year, an increase of almost 20 million compared to today.
Work will involve the excavation of 65,000 cubic metres of cut material, laying of 95,000 square metres of pavement quality concrete and similar quantity of stone as well as installation of 6km of ducting and cabling, over 500 airfield lights and new fire and aviation fuel mains.
Colin Abbott, Galliford Try Aviation Director, said: “A challenge of the scheme is that it needs to be undertaken while the airfield remains in operation. We have considerable experience of this type of work and will complete it efficiently and to a high standard without disrupting the safe running of our client’s day to day activities.”
Work starts immediately and completion is due by November next year.
MAN-TP, a 10- year project, will enable the airport to further improvement the North’s international connectivity and the airport is currently targeting expanding its route network into North America, the Gulf, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Manchester Airports Group (MAG), owner of Manchester Airport, estimates that MAN-TP will create more than 1500 jobs in the construction phase alone
Galliford Try has also won a £5m contract to build a new 4,050-space car park at Stansted, also part of MAG.
Source: Galliford Try