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Jacobs selected for design role at new PremiAir terminal in Manchester

Jacobs selected for design role at new PremiAir terminal in Manchester

Jacobs has been selected by Manchester Airports Group to design its new PremiAir terminal, offering a unique “private jet experience” for passengers flying on commercial airlines.

The terminal is the latest investment by MAG at Manchester Airport and the company had shared preview designs.

The terminal will open later in 2019.

Jacobs provided the full multi-discipline detailed design services for the PremiAir terminal from initial concept through to delivery of the project, including architectural space planning and interior design services.

“Manchester Airport welcomed 28.3 million passengers last year and the new PremiAir service forms part of MAG’s ongoing investment into the airport, passenger products and experience,” said Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Europe senior vice president and general manager, Donald Morrison.


“With a focus on sustainable outcomes to the design development, we’re helping MAG shape this new facility to meet changing passenger needs and behaviours.”

Available to passengers at an affordable rate, regardless of ticket class, the PremiAir terminal will be completely distinct from the three existing airport terminals.

It will incorporate a variety of spaces and services designed to cater to leisure and business passenger needs: easy road access and secure parking, an elegant lounge, baggage processing, dedicated security and passport control channels, private airside transfers and personal luggage return.

Andrew Harrison, chief executive of airport services for MAG, said: “PremiAir will be the first of its kind at any UK airport offering all passengers a private terminal experience, no matter the class of their ticket or their destination.

“Delivering this project to the highest standard has been our top priority and we know that Jacobs shares this goal.”

Jacobs is also supporting MAG with the $£1 billion Manchester Airport Transformation Program, which sees the first phase due to open in April this year.