The international construction and consultancy company Mace, has been appointed by Manchester Airports Group to manage the second phase of the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme. The programme will expand Manchester Airport’s role as the UK’s global gateway in the North, transforming the passenger experience and helping attract new routes to key international destinations.The first phase of the GBP 1.3 billion programme has already seen Terminal 2 more than double in size. Representing a GBP 440 millio investment, the phase two works will see the remainder of Terminal 2 modernised, and a second pier built. The programme is expected to complete in 2024, with the new facilities opening in 2025.Mace brings extensive experience managing the delivery of major aviation projects and programmes, most recently at Keflavik Airport in Iceland and Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands. The business has global expertise working with a range of airport operators and carriers.The company has been appointed as the project management and construction delivery specialists for the redevelopment of Terminal 2 and the construction of the second phase of the new Pier 2 to create additional contact served aircraft stands.The transformation programme will contribute significant social and economic benefits to the surrounding community. Mace and its supply chain partners will create over 500 new jobs, while independent analysis commissioned by Manchester Airport shows around 16,400 extra jobs will be generated by 2040 as a result of the economic activity stimulated by the expansion of the airport and its route network.