Manchester Airport Redevelopment

Manchester Airport recently underwent a £1 billion redevelopment and Paul was delighted to be involved in this prestigious project. The redevelopment included the construction of the Terminal 2 extension, three new finger piers and a 3,800-space multi-storey car park. The 9-storey carpark was built to replace the spaces lost to the Terminal 2 extension and expansion of the airfield.  

Paul managed the safe design and install plan for the flooring for the car park in the form of 400mm deep hollowcore planks (weighing 9.5 tonnes each), despatched over 1500 loads. The hollowcore covers approximately 80,000m².

Working in close collaboration with other clients and key stakeholders on site this enormous project meant that a careful installation strategy that involved all had to be developed and agreed upon. The Hollowcore slabs were installed on a structural frame which consists of structural concrete columns and delta beam spanning 15.6m in width.

The frame was installed by 6 tower cranes working simultaneously erecting 6 different phases to construct the one car park. Excellent work by all involved.