Three appointed to £500m MAG framework

Simon Donohue

Manchester Airports Group has appointed Galliford Try, Carillion and BAM Construction to a £500m capital projects framework.

Designed to cover work on terminals, runways and car parks across the MAG airport portfolio – Manchester, Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth – the framework will run for three years with the option of two 12-month extensions.

Andrew Cowan, chief operating officer for Manchester Airports Group, said the new framework had been created in recognition of the scale of the operation and ambitions for its airports.

He added: "The group has doubled in size this year with the acquisition of London Stansted and with a number of major projects due to get underway, we wanted to have a group of partners alongside us capable of delivering high-quality engineering and construction work so that we can continue to develop the business.

"We've also selected partners that are capable of covering the wide geographical footprint of our operations as we now have airports in London, the south, Midlands and the north of the country.

"They are also experienced in the aviation sector and will get to use those skills across a wide array of assets including runways, terminals, car parks and our property portfolio.

"We need partners that share our vision and drive so we are pleased to have secured three companies of suitable scale to our framework roster."

BAM framework leader Adrian Blackie said: "The same expertise and care we are using to deliver Manchester's City Football Academy and that was behind our new headquarters for the Co-Operative Group also drives our ability to deliver complex buildings for the aviation sector.

"Although we take nothing for granted about winning work under this framework we are greatly looking forward to working with the Manchester Airports Group."

Galliford Try chief executive Greg Fitzgerald said: "This award demonstrates the strength that the diversity of our business operations represents and we look forward to working with Manchester Airports Group on their many exciting projects."

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