Manchester airport has reached three milestones as part of its ongoing £1 billion building works.
A topping out ceremony marking the end of the structural work has been held to mark the extension of Terminal Two, which has more than doubled in size as a result.
The extension has also been connected to a new multi-storey car park which also saw the finish of all structural work with additional work set to be completed by the middle of next year.
The installation of the 45 metre, 85 tonne bridge linking the two buildings was the third part of the work to be completed – a job that took four days and two cranes to complete. The extension will open in 2020
Manchester airport chief executive Andrew Cowan said: “It is exciting to mark these milestones as they demonstrate how much progress has been made on our transformation programme since starting work just more than a year ago.
“Hopefully this gives our customers an appreciation of how soon they will be able to start making use of these new state-of-the-art facilities.
“This scheme will be transformational, not just in terms of the buildings being created, but the experience we will be able to deliver to passengers and airlines.
“It is also making a major contribution to skills and employment in the region and that is why it was great to share the occasion with many of the people who are working on the project.”
Work will now commence to make the building water-tight, before fitting out for passengers to use from 2020.
It will have an extra 60 retail and food and beverage units for passengers to enjoy with space for both high street and independent retailers.