The client, Manchester Airports Group (MAG) are undertaking a transformation programme at Manchester Airport that will position the airport as a ‘Global Gateway’, offering more routes and creating increased economic growth in line with aviation forecasts for growth.

The main part of the £1bn programme is the transformation of terminal 2, which will transform the experience of customers travelling from Manchester Airport. This also includes the installation of new taxiways and aircraft stands on the airport’s apron.

The programme is a phased development and the first phase is well underway with Galliford Try’s contract centring around the extension of the airfield’s west apron; including construction of new taxiways and aircraft stands around piers and terminal buildings along with associated stand reconfigurations, ground lighting, drainage, communications networks, security fencing and aircraft control systems.

Work on site will involve the excavation of 65,000 cubic metres of cut material, laying of 95,000 square metres of pavement quality concrete and similar quantity of stone as well as installation of 6km of ducting and cabling, over 500 airfield lights and new fire and aviation fuel mains.


Visitors will be introduced to Galliford Try and given an explanation of the project in its entirety. Visitors will then be taken by vehicle to the site and shown the works taking place. After this, visitors will be able to see the finished project via VR and have the opportunity to hear from staff members on the project and participate in a Q & A. 

Address Galliford Try
Building 307
York Drive
Manchester Airport
M90 5QL
Parking available yes

Parking is available at the meeting point

Length of Visit 1 and Half Hours
Maximum Group Size 16
Register by March 16, 2018
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions no

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