Manchester Airport Station, UK

Lead designer and co-ordinator for design of bridge, retaining walls, platform / canopy, drainage, temporary works, escape staircase and minor civils works
Carillion (then Alfred McAlpine)
End Client:
Network Rail
ICE North Western Region Merit Award 2010, Network Rail Partnership Awards 2009, IStructE Midland Counties Branch Structural Awards 2009

This scheme principally involved the construction of a new third platform and associated rail infrastructure adjacent to the existing operational station at Manchester Airport. Tony Gee, Alfred McAlpine and Grant Rail devised an alternative scheme for the bridge installation which reduced the number of rail possessions and the closure period for the main access road into the airport.

The 40 m long reinforced concrete portal bridge, weighing 1750 tonnes, was constructed in the proposed western platform area and then transported 80 m and lowered into position using Special Purpose Vechicles. The scheme also involved the realignment of the adjacent highway, the construction of 1700 m² of new platform with new steel roof canopy structure and a steel escape staircase.

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