Manchester Airport Developments is finalising framework deals with consultants and contractors for its £1bn, 10-year construction programme,
The client has signed up one team of consultants after a year of negotiations, and is near to completing a deal with a second team.
The second team, made up of QS and project manager Davis Langdon and architect Aedas, was poised to sign a contract as Building went to press.
The programme includes work at Manchester, Nottingham East Midlands, Humberside and Bournemouth airports, which are all owned by Manchester Airport Developments.
The Gleeds-led team has started work on a £35m terminal at East Midlands airport and is undertaking terminal refurbishments and a
hotel scheme at Manchester airport.
Colin Boothman, a partner in Gleeds, said the firm had enjoyed a strong relationship with the client for the past 12 years.
We will be working on a fantastic variety of capital projects, from hotels to terminals
Colin Boothman, Gleeds partner
Boothman said: “We will be working on a fantastic variety of capital projects that range from retail and office developments to runways, and from hotels to terminal buildings and car parks.”
A source at one of the teams said: “The airport is still looking at volumes of work and sharing business plans with the contracting teams.”
He said a traditional form of contract would be employed initially but that the client aimed to switch to a PPC2000 partnering agreement in the long run.
Manchester Airport Developments initially set up nine framework deals in 2001 for QSs, architects and engineers. The client had a rethink early last year and has pruned the frameworks back to two. Local sources said at the time that the client’s £1bn spend made it the largest client in the north of England.