Manchester Airports Group

Investing in constant improvement 

When you’re aiming to transform an already successful regional airport into a world-class transport hub over two decades, the small details matter just as much as the large ones.

That’s the challenge faced by Manchester Airports Group (MAG) as it works to deliver an £800 million ‘Airport City’ programme, a huge and complex initiative, as well as improvements across its whole portfolio.

BAM is one of a few preferred bidders for MAG’s capital delivery framework, which not only covers Manchester, but also London Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports.

42 million Fact icon people use Manchester Airports Group airports every year
100 Fact icon airlines operate from Manchester Airport
invested Fact icon 800 million on developing Manchester Airport by 2030

Fine details

BAM has carried out improvement works at Manchester Airport that included replacing the flooring in Terminals 2 and 3 and resurfacing the runway viewing platform. A new retail unit was also built at Terminal 2.

Under a separate contract, BAM built a new 37,000 square foot warehouse for MAG Developments, which was subsequently let to logistics company DHL.

The global firm was the first business to move into the Enterprise Zone development at Manchester Airport, which includes the new logistics hub next to the existing cargo centre.

Stansted Airport

BAM FM carried out two refurbishments for Stansted Airport, improving both the passenger tunnels and the airside Satellite 2 building.

Major car parking changes

In summer 2016 BAM was asked to carry out major works to create a 4,000 space multi-storey meet and greet car park within the existing Terminal 1 / Terminal 3 long stay car park.

We are operating under a pre-construction instruction to progress the design and carry out on-site surveys. Main construction works starts in October and will complete in 2017.

At the same time we were appointed for reconfiguration and re-strengthening works for Terminal 2’s car park. This includes temporary re-strengthening to the upper deck and a new vehicle link structure between the car park and the departures ramp. Additionally we will be relocating the Passenger Transport Centre.

Both projects have been procured via the MAG Capital Delivery Framework. They bring to 13 the total number of projects we have done or are doing under the MAG Framework

Building a long-term relationship

Announcing the framework agreement, Andrew Cowan, Chief Operating Officer at MAG said: “We wanted a group of partners capable of delivering high-quality engineering and construction work so that we can continue to develop the business.

“We’ve selected partners 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.

“They are also experienced in the aviation sector and will get to use those skills across a wide array of assets including runways, terminals, car parks and our property portfolio.

“We need partners that share our vision and drive so we are pleased to have secured companies of suitable scale to our framework roster.”