MAG – Manchester Airport Expansion – UK - Project Profile

MAG – Manchester Airport Expansion – UK - Project Profile


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The Manchester Airports Group Plc (MAG), a subsidiary of Manchester Airport Holdings Ltd, is undertaking the expansion of Manchester airport in the UK.

The project involves the expansion of Terminal 2, with a direct link to an improved Terminal 3.

The project includes the construction of airside transfer facilities, passengers transport links, a preclearance facility, 50 food and drink outlets, aircraft bays, a multi-storey car parking facility for 3,800 cars, a new access ramp connecting the exit of the M56 onto an upgraded and extended forecourt around T2 and the installation of an automated bag check-in system, public announcement systems, safety and security systems, access facilities, and the demolition of Terminal 1.

It also includes the construction of two new security halls, a new international departure lounge and new business lounges, new baggage handling facilities, new airside piers and reconfiguration of access roads.

On June 2, 2015, MAG unveiled the expansion plans.

In December 2015, Arcadis was appointed as the project manager. Arcadis will be responsible for the program management of the entire transformation, encompassing program and project controls, commercial, risk, value management and design guardianship.

MAG issued tender inviting interested construction companies to bid for the design and build contract.

In February 2016, the contractors Balfour Beatty, Beijing Construction and Engineering Group, Kier, Laing O’Rourke and Vinci have expressed an interest in bidding.

On February 16, 2016, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC) appointed as the engineering design consultant. JEC will be responsible for providing multidisciplinary engineering and selected architectural services.

On March 3, 2016, MAG secured planning approvals from the Manchester City Council.

On July 5, 2016, Laing O’Rourke was awarded the US$921 million construction contract.

Apart from Laing O’Rourke; a consortium of Willmott Dixon, John Sisk & Son and BCEGI also participated in the bid.

In November 2016, Manchester Airports Group issued tenders for the small and medium-sized works under one agreement with a maximum of 14 participants (companies).

Benoy has been appointed as the interior design architect and Buro Happold Ltd as the civil engineer, structural engineer and facade consultant for the project.

In January 2017, MAG had negotiations on the project costs with Laing O’Rourke for the development.

In June 2017, Laing O’Rourke is in the process of selecting material supply contractors.

On July 21, 2017, early works commenced on the project.

In August 2017, Laing O’Rourke and MAG signed a formal contract for the main construction works on the project.

Construction works are underway with completion scheduled by the third quarter of 2023.


The project involves the expansion of the Terminal 2 with a direct link to an improved Terminal 3 in Manchester, the UK.

The US$1,525 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of airside transfer facilities

2. Construction of passengers transport links

3. Construction of a pre-clearance facility

4. Construction of 50 food and drink outlets

5. Construction of aircraft bays

6. Construction of a multi-storey car parking facility for 3,800 cars

7. Installation of automated bag check-in system

8. Installation of public announcement systems

9. Installation of safety and security systems

10. Demolition of Terminal 1

11. Construction of two new security halls

12. Construction of a new international departure lounge and new business lounges,

13. Construction of new baggage handling facilities

14. Construction of new airside piers

15. Construction of reconfiguration of access roadsReasons To Buy

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