MAG selects Arcadis for ‘$1.4bn Transformation’

By Doug Newhouse |

Manchester Airport smallThe Manchester Airports Group (M.A.G) has awarded a 10-year £1bn ($1.4bn) ‘Transformation Program’ design and consultancy contract to Arcadis, as its exclusive ‘Managed Service Provider’.


This will involve the global Design & Consultancy company managing and delivering a series of 60 enhancements, while planning infrastructure to increase passenger capacity from 20m to 30m passengers by 2025 at Manchester Airport Terminal 2.


Arcadis is charged with expanding and reconfiguring Terminal 2 to become the airport’s primary terminal building, while also managing the programme to provide further expansion and planning to additional flight schedules and passenger numbers as Terminal 3 also expands.



Arcadis will be managing and delivering major changes at Manchester Airport.


Brad Miller, Programme Director for the Manchester Airport Transformation Program said: “We are investing £1bn in the 10-year programme which will radically improve the passenger and airline experience at Manchester Airport.


“Whilst we are just at the start of this transformation project, there is already a great sense of excitement about what will be delivered and how. The team and I are delighted to have appointed Arcadis to support us on this journey, as they have clearly demonstrated how they will bring value to the programme.”



Arcadis’ Program and Project Services team are no strangers to M.A.G, having been a framework supplier of Project and Commercial Services since March of last year.


Both Arcadis and M.A.G say they will be drawing on ‘Arcadis’ expertise in the aviation sector’, with previous experience drawn from international airport projects, including Sao Paulo, Lima, Abu Dhabi, Dublin, Changi, Hong Kong and Marseilles – as well as a number of other UK airports.



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Arcadis’ UK CEO Alan Brookes added: “With Manchester expected to play a significant role as one of the economic ‘powerhouses’ in the North of England, investment in infrastructure and transportation are key for the city and vital in terms of helping to accelerate growth potential.


“With major long-term projects of this nature, being able to offer certainty of outcome is integral for everyone involved and, as Arcadis, the fact that we can operate across the entire project lifecycle played a major part in our being awarded the contract.”


The Arcadis company describes itself as ‘the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets’. It claims to have ’28,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate more than €3bn in revenues’.


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