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Manchester Airport opens up bidding for £500m enhancement programme

Manchester Airport has opened the bidding for contracts worth up to £500m as part of its 10-year transformation programme.

The airport has called for firms to bid for the design and construction of an extension to the airport’s terminal two.

Terminal two will more than double in size, with the upgrade representing the majority of the works associated with the programme.

Work will include a major site clearance, an upgrade of the existing forecourt, alterations to the existing terminal and the installation of a new baggage factory.

Contracts will also be up for grabs for the construction of access roads, a multi-storey car park and terminal piers.

The invitation will only be open to firms that have had a turnover in excess of £750m over the last three years.

Interested parties will be invited to complete a prequalification questionnaire ahead of the main invitation to tender.

On Monday, Arcadis was revealed as the sole managed service provider to deliver Manchester Airport’s transformation programme.

Manchester Airport transformation programme director Brad Miller said: “After a successful launch in June this year and an extensive consultation period, it is exciting to enter the next phase of the project.

“This contract notice and invitation to participate is the single biggest element of the whole £1bn project that spans 10 years, and we are expecting to see a range of high-calibre companies put their names forward.

“Over the next decade, the airport will continue to develop as a global gateway for the UK, directly to and from the North, and these enhancements will enable us to further adapt, modernise and transform the customer service experience we are able to offer.”

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