Investigations have taken place into why cracks appeared in a temporary terminal built by Laing O’Rourke at Manchester Airport.
Dozens of passengers were evacuated from the airport yesterday after the cracks were found in the walls and floors near the terminal’s gate 212.
A Manchester Airport spokesman said passengers were evacuated after a crack appeared in the floor and confirmed the gate was closed as investigations took place.
The spokesman added that the airport could not comment further on the reasons behind the cracks, with an update expected later today.
The gate is situated in a temporary terminal built by Laing O’Rourke to process passengers while work on the airport’s £1bn expansion takes place.
The 650-seat temporary departures gate was completed in August 2017, and serves airlines such as TUI and Virgin Atlantic.
Laing O’Rourke won a £700m deal to lead the redevelopment in July 2016, which includes the expansion of Terminal Two.
Demolition and the laying of foundations were completed earlier this year, with construction of the new Terminal Two building and multi-storey car park under way. Terminal Two is expected to be completed by 2020.
Laing O’Rourke has been contacted for comment.