£1bil­lion air­port ter­mi­nal

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WORK is be­gin­ning on the £1bn cre­ation of Manch­ester Air­port’s new ‘ su­per-ter­mi­nal’.

De­signs for a vastly ex­panded Ter­mi­nal 2, the ex­pan­sion of which is ex­pected to take six years, shows a new road lay­out, bright and airy lounges, glass frontage and new body scan­ners.

Air­port bosses say the new build­ing will cut queues, stress and wait­ing time for pas­sen­gers as part of a dra­matic up­grade they hope will help to re­bal­ance the econ­omy out of Lon­don, cre­at­ing 1,500 jobs dur­ing the con­struc­tion phase alone.

Work be­gan last Fri­day - on what was ex­pected to be the busiest day on record for the air­port, with 150,000 flights as schools broke up.

Trans­port sec­re­tary Chris Grayling was due to visit the air­port last Fri­day morn­ing to view the work and to launch a con­sul­ta­tion on the fu­ture of UK avi­a­tion. Manch­ester’s lead­ers will hope to see more at­ten­tion paid to the city’s air­port, shift­ing fo­cus away from Heath- row. Air­port chief ex­ec­u­tive Char­lie Cor­nish said: “This is the largest pri­vate in­vest­ment made in the re­gion for some time.”

A com­puter im­age of Manch­ester Air­port’s planned £1bn su­per-ter­mi­nal

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