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The plan is to keep the exteriors of old and new T2 completely different. That’s in the design statement. Not something I agree with but there you go. It will look like terminal one from opening day in my humble opinion.
Blumin'eck, even if they just extended the new canopy down the building front it wouldn't be so bad, I mean it wouldn't win any design awards but it would be half sympathetic to the new design.
People may say that I am missing the point, that I'm being too transfixed on the aesthetic of the building rather than its function, but its time to move away from this hop-potch building bolt on's.

Agree about pier B and C - they’re already not fit for purpose. One would hope the medium term sees the planned demo and rebuild of pier B should they want to keep it. It’s 1960s vintage at the core plus the 1994 Luthhansa Superhub addition and it shows. I’ve not been in pier C for a good 25 years now but can imagine the unsegregated original design is very restricting now.
Which bit is the Luthansa Superhub addition? I'm interested.

Pier C is pretty much what it was back in the 80s (https://goo.gl/maps/nDxg9M4JZYF2) except with the addition of the wrap around glass corridor for arrivals. It even has the old bulky green screen monitors above each gate, although not in use any more. Its the only bit of T1 that hasn't really been revamped over the years?[/QUOTE]
 

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Blumin'eck, even if they just extended the new canopy down the building front it wouldn't be so bad, I mean it wouldn't win any design awards but it would be half sympathetic to the new design.
People may say that I am missing the point, that I'm being too transfixed on the aesthetic of the building rather than its function, but its time to move away from this hop-potch building bolt on's.



Which bit is the Luthansa Superhub addition? I'm interested.

Pier C is pretty much what it was back in the 80s (https://goo.gl/maps/nDxg9M4JZYF2) except with the addition of the wrap around glass corridor for arrivals. It even has the old bulky green screen monitors above each gate, although not in use any more. Its the only bit of T1 that hasn't really been revamped over the years?
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Good grief. The satellite looks virtually the same as the pre opening photos I’ve got from 1986. New floor and seats obviously!

The superhub saw pier Bs width doubled with a new pier down the eastern side of it. It was designed to be a flexible pier design but today’s demands have outgrown it obviously.
 

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Great to see some of the interiors and with contractors in shot to show the scale. The open void in one of the shots is that what will become the area where the food court will be?
 

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Some additional photos kindly supplied by an anonymous benefactor:










I believe this shot is of Level 4 which will be thecheckin hall.
According the planning documents the check-in hall is on Level 2, which you can see from the upper two photos. The bottom one looks to be level 4.5, which is one of the few levels that does not line up with the original T2.
 

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Manchester Airport celebrates one year of construction on its £1bn transformation programme
View Manchester Airport Transformation Programme - 1 year timelapse

View MAN-TP Video Tour - August 2018
MAN-TP Video Tour - August 2018
  • 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.

It’s one of the biggest construction programmes in the North of England and there are currently 1,200 people working on site – including 80 apprentices, in trades ranging from plumbing and scaffolding to quantity surveying and civil engineering. At the peak of the project, at the beginning of 2019, it is expected that nearly 1,500 people will be working on site with a target of 150 apprentices.

Since the first spade went in the ground, £185m has been spent with SMEs in the supply chain within a 35-mile radius of the airport.

So far on the project, on the terminal extension and pier:
  • 14,500 pieces of steel have been installed
  • More than 6,700 components such as precast concrete delta beams, wall panels, and mega-risers have been manufactured offsite ready for on-site assembly
  • More than 41,000m3 of concrete have been placed
  • 1,745 miles of cable have been placed
Whilst out on the airfield:
  • Over 35,000sqm of lean mix and pavement quality concrete (PQC) has been placed, the equivalent of five football pitches
  • A further 55,000sqm of pavement quality concrete will be laid in the first phase
  • Around 10,000m of ducts for Aeronautical Ground lights (AGL) and power have been constructed
  • The first airfield stands were handed back in May and June
Andrew Cowan, CEO of Manchester Airport, said: “This is the largest investment ever made in the airport and will transform the experience for our passengers and airlines alike, as well as creating job and training opportunities for local people and boosting businesses working on the scheme in the process.

"I’m excited to see the first pier open to passengers in just eight months' time and to press ahead with the rest of the scheme, especially the new terminal building, which is in course to be open to passengers by mid-2020.

“Walking around the site, you really get a scale for how big the project is and the benefits its delivering for not only people securing jobs on the site but also the companies from across the North working on the scheme."

The first pier is set to open to passengers in April 2019. At 216m long if it was stood upright it would be the tallest building in Manchester. The terminal extension is on course to open in 2020.

To enable the new pier and terminal extension to be constructed, work has also been progressing on the airfield. In the first phase of airfield works, the apron has been extended to the west; including new taxiways and apron reconfiguration to allow the pier and additional aircraft stands to be used.

The second phase, which began in June 2018 involves a new taxiway, increasing the capacity of existing taxiways, new aircraft stands and AGL replacement and installation and is part of the reconfiguration of the airfield that will help to feed the redeveloped Terminal 2.

These phases of the works will see 148,000m2 of new taxiway and apron, 95,000m3 of concrete poured and 25miles of cabling installed with the aim of all excavated material being diverted from landfill throughout. The work is due to be completed by July 2020.

Looking further ahead, after the terminal extension the next pier is scheduled to open in 2022 and the refurbishment of the existing Terminal 2 building will also be completed that year. Terminal 1 is currently scheduled to close by 2023 with the third pier set to open in 2024. Once completed, Terminal 2 will have capacity to handle over 35 million passengers a year.

The time-lapse footage released shows how the project has developed from the initial works that saw a temporary gate lounge being built to the building of the pier and steelwork for the terminal extension being erected. Whilst the new video tour shows how the pier and terminal extension currently look and show case how they will look when open to passengers using the latest CGIs.

Bryan Glass, Laing O'Rourke Project Director, said: “We’re on schedule to deliver the transformation of Terminal 2 and that certainty of delivery has been driven by our offsite construction approach, with elements of the project manufactured offsite and assembled by our expert project team and technicians. There’s no room for complacency of course! Our team is focused on the next milestone – hand over of the first pier in January 2019.”

Colin Abbot, Galliford Try Aviation Director, said: “We have achieved a tremendous amount in just one year. We have developed a meticulously planned programme of works on the airfield that allows the airport to remain fully operational, whilst we deliver a larger and more efficient layout of the new and existing aprons and taxiways with new lighting and services.

“Galliford Try are incredibly proud to be working on this project that will see it transform Manchester Airport for years to come.”

Manchester Airport
 

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Another update from our anonymous contributor.




This shot, along with the next, appears to show the Link Connector, now attached to T2X.


Another view of, based on my limited knowledge, the Link Connector now connected to the main extension structure.








The latest update from PlaneTalk will follow shortly.
 
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Mste

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I have to say what great reports Scottie dog, the development looks to be progressing very well. I m certainly looking forward to it opening next year and the further two piers coming online over the next few years.

I was surprised to hear from one of the reports above about the final capacity of T2 once it is all complete will be 35 million per year ... a very similar figure to T5 at Heathrow !!
T2 together with T3 would give a capacity of around 40/42 million ?? I guess ... (Once all is completed)
Would be nice to see T3 improved in time, to better cater for the flights/aircraft that it currently handles (that it wasn’t designed for)
 

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Looking like a good project. I like how one of the images shows that Gates 202-211 are still there, I thought these were going?

Also I'm guessing that the Airbridges on Pier C will also be replaced with the new ones that the Piers will have?
 
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Good question, is the plan to still have stands (although remote) between the piers facing the terminal building?

It also looks like the pier C area facing T2 is having it's stands removed? In the photo of the overall plan, 22/24/26/28/32 look as if there are no.airbridges present, just the other side. They need replacing now looking at the state of them!
 

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Looking like a good project. I like how one of the images shows that Gates 202-211 are still there, I thought these were going?

Also I'm guessing that the Airbridges on Pier C will also be replaced with the new ones that the Piers will have?
202-211 will be removed eventually. They’ll stay until they get in the way of building pier three and then pier two. 201 may remain.

It’s possible one gate on pier C will be removed, and another downsized. This seems to be still in a state of flux since the plan of retaining the satellite and not building T2 pier 4 (as I referenced above) happened since the TP began.
 

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