Manchester City Council is set to give planning consent to the £1bn upgrade of Manchester Airport, which will see the demolition of Terminal 1, and a 900,000 sq ft extension to Terminal 2.
The Manchester Airport Transformation Programme is aiming 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.
Manchester Airport has released a CGI fly-through video of how the £1bn scheme will look on completion.
The proposals have been recommended for approval at Manchester City council’s planning committee meeting on 3 March.
The architect is Pascall & Watson, Arcadis is project manager and Jacobs is the engineer.
- The 900,000 sq ft extension to the North West of Terminal 2 to extend passenger processing facilities
- Extension to upper forecourt
- Additional 2,590 car parking spaces in a seven-storey extension to the existing multi-storey car park, alongside a new seven-storey car park for 4,236 vehicles
- Reconfiguring roads
- Associated landscape works
- Demolition of Terminal 1 and associated multi-storey car park, with a loss of 2,006 car parking spaces
- New landing piers
The airport has three terminals. Terminal One was opened in 1962 and has undergone significant expansion and redevelopment in the intervening years, most recently in 2007 to 2009. Terminal Two Opened in 1993, along with the railway station, and has also undergone some redevelopment. Terminal Three, originally the domestic terminal, was opened in 1989 and benefited from significant investment with a major extension opening in 1998.
The first phase of the Terminal Two transformation is due to start in April 2016 and complete by the end of March 2022.