Manchester Airport has won planning consent for its £1bn transformation programme

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport has received planning approval for its £1bn transformation programme from Manchester Council.

The 10-year programme includes 60 enhancements at the UK’s third largest airport. It has received planning consent for the demolition of Terminal 1 and its carpark and a massive extension and reconfiguration to Terminal 2 and its carpark to turn it into the airport’s primary terminal building.

Consultant Arcadis has already been appointed sole managed service provider on the Pascall + Watson designed programme, which plans to increase passenger capacity from 20 million to 30 million passengers per annum by 2025.

Brad Miller, Manchester Airport Transformation Programme director said everyone was delighted that a significant piece of the programme had been given planning consent.

“This means work can truly begin on the project, which over the next decade will see the airport continue to develop as a global gateway for the UK, directly to and from the North,” he added.

Other key elements to Manchester Airport’s transformation programme include improvements to Terminal 3 and a US pre-clearance facility for passengers prior to boarding flights to the US.