The international airport has published a tender for the construction of a new air traffic control tower, which it claims will be the second tallest in the UK.
Manchester Airport said the contract relates to the design and construction of the building only and added that separate contracts will be placed for the fitting out of the building, installation of equipment, and associated works.
The airport said it is set to stand at 60 metres high and become an iconic building rivalling the Manchester big wheel.
Manchester Airport said the current air traffic control centre, located on top of the tower block, is 40 years old and will be reviewed as part of the renovating process.
National Air Traffic Services will manage the equipment and run the tower's 24-hour operation while Manchester Airport will own and maintain the building.
The duration and value of the contract was not disclosed.
Deadline for submitting tenders is 12pm on Wednesday 13 April.
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