Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to the newest version of your browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of Construction News, please enable cookies in your browser.

Welcome to the Construction News site. As we have relaunched, you will have to sign in once now and agree for us to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Three appointed to £500m Manchester Airports framework

Bam Construction, Carillion and Galliford Try have been appointed to Manchester Airports Group’s new capital delivery programme framework.

The framework will initially run for three years with the potential for two further 12-month extension periods and could be worth up to £500m.

It will cover MAG’s capital delivery needs across the group portfolio, which includes Manchester, Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports.

Bam’s framework leader Adrian Blackie said: “The same expertise and care we are using to deliver Manchester City’s Football Academy and that was behind our new headquarters for the Co-Operative Group also drives our ability to deliver complex buildings for the aviation sector.”

Bam Construction was appointed to a £12m contract to redevelop East Midlands Airport in November last year.

Manchester Airports Group chief operating officer Andrew Cowan said: “The group has doubled in size this year with the acquisition of London Stansted and with a number of major projects due to get under way, we wanted to have a group of partners alongside us capable of delivering high-quality engineering and construction work so that we can continue to develop the business.

“We’ve also selected partners that are capable of covering the wide geographical footprint of our operations, as we now have airports in London, the South, Midlands and the North of the country.”

Galliford Try chief executive Greg Fitzgerald said: “We are delighted to have been successful in securing a place on this substantial framework.

“This award demonstrates the strength that the diversity of our business operations represents and we look forward to working with Manchester Airports Group on their many exciting projects.”

Among Carillion’s recent airport deals was a £75m contract to carry out reconfiguration of pier 5 at Gatwick, where it is one of 10 contractors on the airport’s £1.2bn improvement and upgrades framework.

MAG now serves nearly 42m passengers through its ownership and operation of Manchester, Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports.

Its property and facilities management arm, MAG Property, is responsible for the group’s £500m estate and the development of Manchester’s Airport City.

MAG submitted plans for the £650m, 65-acre mixed-use commercial development north of the airport in December and a Carillion, Argent and Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund consortium has been linked with the scheme, though a preferred bidder has not been confirmed.

Carillion chief executive Richard Howson, said: “We are delighted to have been selected for this framework, which further reinforces the success of our UK construction strategy of focusing on national projects.

“It also builds on the strong relationship we have with Manchester Airport Group and we look forward to working with them to deliver this investment programme.”

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.