Keeping Manchester Airport Connected
A £1bn investment programme at Manchester Airport is transforming Terminal 2 into a ‘Super’ terminal and world-class travel experience. Nearly 28m passengers passed through the airport last year, which recently became one of Europe’s top 20 airports with links to a wide range of destinations throughout the world. The transformation programme will provide an extra 900,000 square feet of space, designed with double height ceilings, generous circulation areas and masses of glazing.
The William Hare Group India are designing the structural steelwork for the new Super Terminal. However, with such a large remit on their hands, the team turned to us to detail the connections for Zone 3A. We were brought in to assist and provided complex bracing design solutions to connect 1,545 tonnes of their modelled steelwork. We carried out our work remotely here in the UK but had close contact with the team in India by using Tekla Cloud Model Share. This proved extremely useful, particularly for the plant room on top of the roof. This structure has complex bracing and steel arrangements that needed careful analysis and discussion before we progressed the connection design.
We were able to continue adding valuable input on the project when design revisions came back from the main engineer, and The William Hare Group asked us to modify the steelwork accordingly. Once the final design had been approved, we took the model through to completion and issued fabrication details for manufacture.
Manchester’s Terminal 2 transformation programme is one of the largest private sector investments the North of England has seen in decades and we are proud to be involved.
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