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Manchester Airport celebrates one year of construction on its £1bn transformation programme

  • Work continuing at pace on scheme with first pier and aircraft stands set to open in 2019
  • More than £1m a day being spent that’s seen 1,200 jobs created so far
  • New time-lapse footage shows how the scheme has developed over the last 12 months
  • New video tour shows how the scheme will look when open for passengers
  • Infographic showcases the numbers and stats behind the build

Manchester Airport is marking one year of construction on the biggest investment project in its history by releasing stunning images showing the work completed so far.

The North’s global gateway is spending £1bn on transforming the airport, that will see Terminal 2 become 150% bigger than it currently is and become the focal point of the airport’s operations.

It today released time-lapse footage showing how the project has progressed over the past 12 months and a new video tour that gives passengers the chance to glimpse into the airport’s future.

The programme got under way a year ago after a visit by the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling. Since then, the airport’s skyline has changed dramatically as the first pier has been built and over 70% of the steelwork has been erected on the terminal extension.

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