The 10-year Manchester Airport Transformation Programme will see a £1 billion investment being made to radically improve the passenger and airline experience at Manchester Airport. Comprising a series of 60 enhancements, the Transformation Programme will increase passenger capacity from 25 million to 35 million passengers by 2024 through the expansion and reconfiguration of Terminal 2 to become the airport’s primary Terminal building, along with further improvements of Terminal 3 to cater for increased demand and an expanding flight schedule.
The Transformation Programme will help to improve passenger experience with an agile and practical check-in design, new security using cutting edge technology, more parking space thanks to new multi-storey car parks and an improved road network to cater for the rising traffic volumes.
As sole Managed Service Provider to Manchester Airports Group (M.A.G.), Arcadis was appointed to support Programme Management for the entire transformation scheme, encompassing Programme and Project Management, Project Controls, Cost, Commercial, Risk, Value Management as well as supporting M.A.G. in wider Stakeholder Management, defining requirements and operational protocols along with the strategies and planning to bring the new assets into operation.
In the first twelve months alone, Arcadis supported the development of the masterplan into a workable concept design, which was fast-tracked to six months rather than nine, as initially planned. Any escalations in scope throughout the concept and developed design phases have been mitigated through continuous cycles of value management and engineering, leading to CapEx savings of 25%. This focus on value has continued through procurement of the delivery supply chain and in further collaborative enhanced value engineering and value management cost and schedule initiatives, which have maintained an affordable scheme and busines case yields.