Credit: MAG

Connolly Scaffolding Ltd has been awarded the Manchester Airport transformation programme contract. The Greater Manchester-based firm will be providing scaffolding access solutions for the transformation of Terminal 2 into the Airport’s new ‘Super Terminal’.

Over £1 billion is being invested into the programme managed by Laing O’Rourke over the 5 year project period. The reconfiguration programme which is one of the largest construction projects in the North of England will see Terminal 2, one of Europe’s busiest terminals, become the airport’s primary terminal building when it is extended by 150%.

At the peak of the project, at the beginning of 2019, it is expected that nearly 1,500 people will be working onsite, with a target of 150 apprentices. According to Manchester Evening News, 75% of workers onsite are from within a 35-mile radius of the project.

The ‘Super Terminal’ will include an all-new international departure lounge, providing passengers with luxurious and functional waiting spaces. There will be 60 new food, beverage and retail outlets across 167,000 square feet of retail space. Enough to service 27 million annual passengers.

Connolly Scaffolding Managing Director, Wayne Connolly, said: “The selection process to find a scaffolding partner for this major project was very thorough and we are delighted that we were able to successfully demonstrate our ethos of providing scaffolding services on time, safely and within budget.

We are extremely proud to be part of such a transformation of a facility that will greatly benefit the North West and will be used by millions of travelers from across the globe.”