Arcadis wins Manchester Airport brief

Manchester Airports Group has appointed design consultancy Arcadis to oversee the £1bn Manchester Airport Transformation Programme, as it seeks to progress plans to increase capacity from 20 million to 30 million annual passengers by 2025.

The programme is made up of 60 enhancements, including the expansion and reconfiguration of Terminal 2 to become the airport’s main terminal building, along with further improvements of Terminal 3 to cater for increased demand and an expanding flight schedule.

Arcadis will be responsible for the programme management of the entire transformation, encompassing program and project controls, commercial, risk, value management and design guardianship as well as supporting MAG in wider stakeholder management as the airport seeks to realize its significant capacity for growth.

Arcadis’ programme and project services team has been part of a framework of project and commercial services to MAG since March 2015. This latest win builds on Arcadis’ expertise in the aviation sector, with previous experience drawn from international projects including Sao Paulo, Lima, Abu Dhabi, Dublin, Changi, Hong Kong and Marseilles, as well as a number of other UK airports.

Alan Brookes, UK chief executive of Arcadis, said: “With Manchester expected to play a significant role as one of the economic ‘powerhouses’ in the North of England, investment in infrastructure and transportation are key for the city and vital in terms of helping to accelerate growth potential. With major long-term projects of this nature, being able to offer certainty of outcome is integral for everyone involved and, as Arcadis, the fact that we can operate across the entire project lifecycle played a major part in our being awarded the contract.”

Click any image below to view artist’s impressions of the £1bn airport transformation

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About time too – going through the airport at the moment I’m quite embarrassed at parts of it as a first impression to visitors. The T3 pedestrian link is poor too – surely MAG can find a way to accommodate it indoors??!

By MancLass

Initial thoughts looks great! Timing about right, too. Hope the exit roads are reconfigured, always a bit spiky getting away from there after a holiday or dropping off relatives…

By Sprinter

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