Following its appointment as legal contractor to Manchester Airports Group's (MAG's) £1bn Manchester Airport Transformation Project (MAN-TP) in February 2016, Addleshaw Goddard has advised on the first (and most significant) phase of works.

Specifically, a cross-discipline AG team has advised MAG on its appointment of Laing O'Rourke for the refurbishment and extension of Terminal 2 (more than doubling its current size), along with various other works.

Said to be the biggest single construction project in Greater Manchester and one of the largest private sector investments in Northern England, MAN-TP will deliver a series of 60 enhancements including new retail outlets, quicker connections, a contemporary look and feel, more innovative products and services as well as smoother journeys for the millions of passengers who use the UK’s third biggest airport each year.

The AG team was led by partners David Shaw and Nancy McGuire, and included Chris Larkin, Susan Porritt, Michael Rainey, Rick Atha and Mike Trodden.

David Shaw at Addleshaw Goddard stated: "MAN-TP is a hugely significant project both for the city and passengers, and underlines Manchester Airport as a pivotal piece of the Northern Powerhouse jigsaw. To be involved in a project of this significance is a real testament to the firm's position in the local market, and to us being a key adviser to the entities that are the driving forces behind growth, infrastructure, regeneration and development across the Northwest and beyond."

Brad Miller, MAN-TP Director said; "The AG team has been a real asset to the MAN-TP project, which will enable Manchester Airport to meet the growing expectations of airlines and passengers and ensure it continues to play its role in delivering the Northern Powerhouse proposition.

"MAN-TP will give the North a modern, user friendly airport that will allow passengers to easily connect with global markets. Having a credible partner like AG on board helps us to deliver this effectively."

Manchester Airport is the UK’s third largest and serves more than 22m people who live within a two hour drive of its terminals. With two runways, the airport has significant capacity for growth and already serves more than 70 airlines and in excess of 210 short and long haul destinations. Manchester Airport is the only UK airport outside of London with direct routes to a host of global destinations including Beijing, Miami, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Singapore, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Muscat and Boston.