The contract will support the development of the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme (MANTP), a 10-year investment programme of over £1 billion designed to maintain the airport’s position as a global gateway for the North of England.
The plan, drawn up by operator Manchester Airport Group (MAG), aims to deliver a series of 60 enhancements in a phased plan that includes significant airside and landside development.
Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is providing multi-disciplinary engineering and selected architectural services for new and upgraded facilities including terminal, piers, airfield, multi-storey car parks and surface access facilities.
The planned expansion is expected to provide a significant increase in airport capacity and allows for optimum use of its two existing parallel runways.
MANTP's programme director, Brad Miller, says: “This is an incredibly exciting time for Manchester Airport, with a significant investment being made to ensure that we meet the future needs of our airlines, customers and the communities we serve.
“We are delighted to have Jacobs on board and look forward to working with their team to fulfil this ambitious project over the coming years.”
According to MAG the programme is phased to ensure minimum disruption to airport operations and the surrounding area, with benefits expected to include smoother journeys, quicker connections and greater punctuality for customers.
Elsewhwhere in the UK, Jacobs has supported MAG in delivering its transformational project at Stansted Airport.
“We are delighted to continue our relationship with MAG and support Manchester Airport with this major programme to transform passenger experience, advance connectivity in the north and create an exceptional world-class airport," enthuses Jacobs' senior vice president buildings and infrastructure, Bob Duff.
"We are building an internationally competitive skills base in the north of the UK. This centre of expertise is supporting the airport expansion and also the region’s wider transport and infrastructure development strategy.”