United Living joins £1.3bn Manchester Airport expansion


United Living Group has landed a role on the final phase of a £1.3 billion expansion of Manchester Airport. 

Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport. Credit: United Living Group.

The construction company’s Infrastructure Services division will deliver the fuel pipework infrastructure beneath the airport, as part of the redevelopment of Terminal 2 (T2). 

The group joins Mace on the scheme, which was appointed as project management and build delivery specialists by Manchester Airports Group (MAG). 

Phase One of the wider Manchester Airport Transformation Programme (MANTP) saw T2 more than double in size.   

The next and final phase (Phase Two) will see a new pier built at the airport, providing 12 boarding gates and flexible aircraft stands, representing a £440 million investment.    

A second security hall and extended departure lounge, along with reconfigurations of the airfield, are also part of Phase Two.  

The transformation programme, outlined in 2015, is part of a 10-year development plan for Manchester Airport.  

Upon opening in 2025, around 80% of all passengers will use the expanded T2.  

The scheme is expected to create more than 500 jobs, including in the supply chain. At least 5% of the workforce will be apprentices. 

To read more about the Manchester Airport development, click here.  

Manchester Airport Storage and Hydrant Company (MASHCo) hired United for the installation of new fuel pipelines, during which the day-to-day activities of the airport will continue. 

“We are proud to play a pivotal role in the final stage of Manchester Airport’s Transformation Programme and are looking forward to working closely with Manchester Airport to elevate its critical fuel infrastructure,” said John Farrell, managing director of United Living Infrastructure Services. 

“Our expertise will allow us to enhance the efficiency of the airport’s fuel distribution system, whilst ensuring the continuation of uninterrupted flight operations.” 

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