The £15m Enterprise Way link road has been opened at Manchester’s Airport City. Contractor Beijing Construction Engineering Group International has completed the road, which hosted a community cycle ride at the weekend ahead of opening to general traffic.
Dongwen Yu, lead director at BCEGI said: “I am pleased we have delivered the building of Enterprise Way on time and on budget. It is a very important milestone as we work with our partners to unlock the full potential of Airport City.”
The delivery of Enterprise Way was named by MAG Property chief executive Lynda Shillaw in an October interview with Place North West as the key enabler in terms of triggering development in 2018 and beyond, describing the infrastructure as a “game-changer” in opening up Airport City North’s various plots for office and hotel development. Following the summer 2017 sale of 45 acres for further distribution space at Airport City South, now billed as Global Logistics. the management is focusing on delivery of this more difficult second phase.
Cllr Susan Quinn, chair of joint venture partner Greater Manchester Property Fund’s property working group, said: “Airport City Manchester is a really exciting location for occupiers, and as we make significant progress on the development we have substantial interest from investors and operators for a number of hotels.
“We’re also working with occupiers who are looking to develop campuses to meet both their office space requirements for today and to embrace a changing future.”
Along with Manchester Airports Group, BCEGI and GMPF, the Airport City joint venture includes Carillion.