Manchester Airport Invites Businesses to Find Out More About £1bn Scheme

Manchester Airport is inviting businesses to learn about opportunities around its £1 billion transformation programme.

Laing O’Rourke and Manchester Airports Group (MAG) will host a Meet the Buyers event to engage with local businesses and inform them on how to take advantage of opportunities on the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme.

Having recently won the first stage of a two stage Design and Construction contract for the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme, Laing O’Rourke is now looking for supply chain partners from the local area.

The Meet the Buyer event will take place on the 8 November in the Concorde Hangar at Manchester Airport and will be used to educate local businesses about the project and announce information on the supply chain opportunities.

Brad Miller, MAN-TP Programme director said: “Manchester Airport is committed to playing its part in driving local and regional economic growth.

“Our £1bn investment in the airport in the coming years will create a significant number of jobs and contract opportunities and, together with Laing O’Rourke, we are committed to ensuring as many local workers and supply chain businesses can benefit as possible.

“The Meet the Buyers event is important as it will allow firms in the region to understand, and find out more on how they can work with us to help deliver what is a hugely significant scheme for the north.”

Laing O’Rourke’s Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) approach will play a pivotal role on the project and those attending the event will be given an explanation of how the modern methods of construction will be utilised on site.

Tom Higgins, Laing O’Rourke’s director for construction in the north said: “Our involvement at Manchester Airport gives local businesses an opportunity to contribute to the transformation that is taking place. Not only are there supply chain advantages, but Laing O’Rourke is actively recruiting apprentices in the area to contribute to the project.


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