United Living wins more work on £1.3bn Manchester Airport expansion


United Living Group has been awarded a further contract on the final phase of a £1.3 billion expansion of Manchester Airport. 

Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport. Credit: United Living Group.

Last year, the construction company’s Infrastructure Services division was appointed to deliver the fuel pipework infrastructure beneath the airport, as part of the redevelopment of Terminal 2 (T2).   

Following the success of this initial project stage, the same division will be responsible for installing the fuel hydrant system to accommodate new aircraft stand layouts. 

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

The final phase (Phase Two) will see a new pier (Pier 2) built at the airport, providing between 10-12 boarding gates and the 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.   

Mace was appointed as project management and build delivery specialists by Manchester Airports Group (MAG), while Manchester Airport Storage and Hydrant Company (MASHCo) and Air bp are undertaking the design aspects.  

Upon completion, around 80 per cent of all passengers will use the expanded T2.   

Conor Bray, managing director at United Living Infrastructure Services, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this additional package of works as part of the Manchester Airport Terminal 2 upgrade project. 

“We look forward to strengthening our partnership with MASHCo to ensure the successful completion of the Crosslink Project and contribute towards the overall enhancement of Manchester Airport’s facilities.” 

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