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Arcadis joins Manchester Airport expansion program

Left: A design rendering of the expansion program for Manchester Airport


Design and consultancy firm Arcadis has been contracted to act as the managed service provider for the £1bn (US$1.5bn) transformation program for Manchester Airport in the northwest of England.

Arcadis will be responsible for the program management of the transformation including program and project controls, and commercial, risk, value management and design guardianship, as well as supporting the airport operator Manchester Airports Group (MAG) in stakeholder management.

The transformation program comprises 60 enhancements spread across a 10-year period, and will increase Manchester Airport’s passenger capacity from 20 million to 30 million by 2025. This will include the expansion and reconfiguration of Terminal 2 (T2) to become the airport’s primary terminal building, along with further improvements to Terminal 3 (T3).

Alan Brookes, UK CEO, Arcadis, said, “With Manchester expected to play a significant role as one of the economic ‘powerhouses’ in the north of England, investment in infrastructure and transportation are key for the city and vital in terms of helping to accelerate growth potential. With major long-term projects of this nature, being able to offer certainty of outcome is integral for everyone involved and the fact that we can operate across the entire project lifecycle played a major part in our being awarded the contract.”

Brad Miller, corporate development director, MAG, said, “We are investing £1bn (US$1.5bn) in the 10-year program which will radically improve the passenger and airline experience at Manchester Airport. While we are just at the start of this transformation project, there is already a great sense of excitement about what will be delivered and how. The team and I are delighted to have appointed Arcadis to support us on this journey, as they have clearly demonstrated how they will bring value to the program.”

December 7, 2015


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