Pier Opening Manchester Airport
The first passenger pier in Manchester Airport's £1bn transformation opened earlier this year

Airports group kicks off £60m professional services framework

Manchester Airports Group has started the search for a professional team to work across its property portfolio, including architects, cost consultants, surveyors, and engineers.

The framework is designed to support MAG’s investment in its estate, and includes construction, asset management, project management, and new developments across Manchester, East Midlands, and Stansted airports.

Disciplines covered by the £60m framework include quantity surveying; interior design; structural engineering; site investigation; ecology; architecture; BIM design; and fire consultancy.

The airports group is also looking to procure a number of aviation specialists, including consultants with experience in airport capacity planning and modelling; airport development management; and airport asset management.

The framework is being procured across eight lots, four of which cover Manchester Airport. Up to 10 consultants will be chosen for each lot; the framework is expected to last for five years.

Manchester Airport is currently undergoing a £1bn transformation, with contractor Laing O’Rourke delivering a major overhaul of Terminal 2; the first redeveloped passenger pier has now opened with the updated terminal building set to open in 2020.

The airport is also on site with a “pay-as-you-use” private terminal, which is being built by MC Construction. This will offer what the airport calls a “premium service”, with prices starting at £50.

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