Galliford Try awarded second contract on Manchester Airport £1bn Transformation Project

20 Dec 2017

Galliford Try has secured a £54m contract as part of the second phase in the largest infrastructure project in the history of Manchester Airport.


The 10-year £1bn Manchester Airport Transformation Programme (MANTP) will double the size of Terminal 2 and reconfigure its airfield to unlock the growth potential of its two runways.


Galliford Try, which has been a capital delivery framework contactor to Manchester Airports Group (MAG) since 2013, was appointed to the first phase of scheme last August through the award of a £38m contract which centers around the extension of the airfield's west apron and includes construction of new taxiways and aircraft stands around piers and terminal buildings.


This £54m second phase will increase aircraft stand capacity and other aircraft parking to cope with the 2024 traffic projections, maximise the use of both runways by upgrading the existing taxiway system and improve departure performance capability.


The Galliford Try team will install more than 79,000m3 of pavement quality concrete for new taxiways and aircraft stands while reallocating the existing airfield and dualling a mile-long, 400,000m2 stretch of taxiway so that aircraft can be manoeuvred more efficiently. In addition, more than six miles of new ducting and lighting will be installed and the existing security boundary relocated to accommodate the changes.


Colin Abbott, Galliford Try Aviation Director, said: "We are delighted to have been awarded this additional contract which further strengthens our long-standing partnership with Manchester Airports Group. Playing such a key role in the airport's ongoing expansion is a very exciting prospect that enables us to draw on our considerable experience of working airside and landside at airports within and outside the group."


Andrew Cowan, Chief Executive Officer, Manchester Airport said: "Our investment in Manchester Airport will give the North the world class international gateway it deserves and we are pleased to have awarded Galliford Try a second contract on the programme. MANTP will provide our passengers and airlines with facilities that combine state of the art services with excellent customer service. With the new development complete the airport will be able to grow alongside a thriving northern economy to handle 45 million passengers a year, an increase of almost 20 million compared to today. Galliford Try has proven to be expert at safely completing work in an operational environment and we look forward to working with them in creating a modern and efficient airfield environment for our customers."


Planning for the new work begins immediately and the scheme duration is two years.

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