MAG Award Galliford Try

Galliford Try bags airport contract

The construction firm has been awarded a £38m contract by Manchester Airports Group for works within the £1bn Manchester Airport Transformation Project.

The contract centres around the extension of the airfield’s west apron and includes construction of new taxiways and aircraft stands around piers and terminal buildings along with associated stand reconfigurations, ground lighting, drainage, communications networks, security fencing and aircraft control systems.

Work officially started last month on MATP, on which Laing O’Rourke is the main contractor. The ten-year project will double the size of Terminal 2.

Colin Abbott, aviation director at Galliford Try, said: “A challenge of the scheme is that it needs to be undertaken while the airfield remains in operation.

“We have considerable experience of this type of work and will complete it efficiently and to a high standard without disrupting the safe running of our client’s day to day activities.”

Work starts immediately and completion is due by November 2018.

MAG has also awarded Galliford Try a £5m contract to build a new 4,050-space car park at London Stansted, one of the group’s non-Manchester holdings.

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