Mace on board for £440m Manchester Airport upgrade

Mace on board for £440m Manchester Airport upgrade


The second phase of the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme will see £440m invested in the remainder of Terminal 2 being modernised and a second pier built.

The first phase of the £1.3bn programme was competed in July 2021 and saw Terminal 2 more than double in size.

Phase two will double the size of the existing departure lounge, with a wider selection of shops and food and drink outlets. It will also involve the construction of an additional security hall, fitted with next-generation security scanners.

Jacobs will be the principal designer for airfield works, delivering a new dual taxiway system to improve airfield efficiency with flexible aircraft stands.

Vanderlande has been appointed as principal contractor the baggage systems.

Other key appointments include;

  • Pascall and Watson, as principal architects;
  • Turner & Townsend, as cost Ccnsultants;
  • Buro Happold, as structural engineer;
  • Hoare Lea, as mechanical and electrical consultants;
  • Atkins, as aviation security in airport development consultant.

Paul Willis, Chief Development Officer, Manchester Airport Group, said: “We are looking forward to working with Mace and all our partners to create a world-class facility that will provide not only regional connections, but also improved global connectivity.

“Their skills and experience will align perfectly with the significant expertise we have within the MAG team, and we look forward to bringing this project to life for the benefit of all our colleagues, passengers and commercial partners.”

Jason Millett, Chief Executive Officer, Mace Consult, said: “It’s fantastic to be delivering a project which will have such a significant impact on levelling-up the UK through job creation and enhanced connectivity.

“Through our partnership with Manchester Airport and local stakeholders, we will create vital infrastructure for passengers.

“Helping to deliver on our vision for growth, our experienced project and programme consultants will bring their extensive aviation expertise and regional knowledge to apply fresh thinking to our approach. In turn, we aim to continue supporting the aviation sector’s path to recovery post-pandemic.”

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