Firm will build Manchester airport’s new control tower

Morgan Sindall has won a £7m contract to build a new control tower at Manchester airport.

The 60m structure will be the second tallest in the UK, and is scheduled to complete in 2013.

It will replace the airport’s existing air traffic centre.  

Dave Smith, regional managing director at Morgan Sindall, said: “Securing the contract for the new ATC tower is testament to the expertise we’ve developed in the UK aviation sector and our ability to consistently deliver on time and to budget.

“We are working closely with Manchester Airports Group’s in-house team as well as architect CPMG and engineer URS Scott Wilson and are delighted to start on site.”