Waterman Group has been appointed by Manchester Airports Group to design a 100,000 sq ft logistics centre and an office building as part of the masterplan for the £800m Airport City development.
The identities of the occupiers has not yet been confirmed.
Last week, a development plan was announced for a terrace of six industrial units at Airport City containing up to 130,000 sq ft in total. Alpha will be built next to the new DHL Express facility.
Waterman announced its contract award in its statement to shareholders at the annual general meeting today.
Airport City has consent for 1.4m sq ft of logistics space and 1m sq ft of offices. The development is being delivered by MAG, Argent Beijing Construction & Engineering Group, Carillion and Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund. The letting agents are CBRE and JLL.