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Galliford Try wins £38m Manchester Airport deal

Galliford Try has won a £38m contract to carry out construction works as part of Manchester Airport’s £1bn transformation programme.

The contractor was chosen by Manchester Airports Group for works that will include extending taxiways and building new aircraft stands around piers and terminals.

The deal will also cover improvements to the airport’s stand configurations, ground lighting, drainage, communication networks, aircraft control systems and communications networks.

More than 65,000 cu m of material will be excavated during the works, with 95,000 sq m of pavement-quality stone to be laid and 6 km of ducting and cabling installed.

Work will begin immediately and complete in November 2018.

The wider £1bn transformation is scheduled to take 10 years and create more than 1,500 jobs across the construction phase.

Construction News reported in July last year that Laing O’Rourke had been chosen for the £700m main construction contract to carry out the transformation.

Arcadis was selected as programme manager back in 2015, while Jacobs secured the lead engineer role last year.

Galliford Try aviation director Colin Abbott said: “A challenge of the scheme is that it needs to be undertaken while the airfield remains in operation.

“We have considerable experience of this type of work and will complete it efficiently and to a high standard without disrupting the safe running of our client’s day-to-day activities.”

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