Manchester Airport aims to become “Northern Gateway”

The airport is planning a £1 billion, ten-year design overhaul.


Manchester Airport is planning a huge design overhaul as it aims to expand and transform into a “Northern Gateway”.

The airport is planning a ten-year capital investment programme that will see its terminals improved and expanded and new customer facilities brought in.

As well as doubling its capacity, the work will also bring in new technology, an enlarged security hall and “customer-friendly” enhancements including self-service check-ins.

Manchester Airport is currently the UK’s third-busiest airport and the £1 billion transformation programme aims to turn it into “the UK’s global gateway from the North”.

The airport is currently looking to appoint an organisation or consortium to manage and deliver the project. The airport says that as well as project-management, this organisation may also be responsible for design, architecture and engineering aspects.

The airport says the aim of the programme is to “deliver light, bright, modern facilities with the ability to accommodate future growth”.

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