Manchester Airport Super Terminal

The UK's third largest airport has expanded its “Super Terminal” using structural sections supplied by British Steel.

In July 2021, Manchester Airport opened its newly extended Terminal 2, the centrepiece of its £1bn transformation programme.

Dubbed the “Super Terminal”, the extension offers the latest innovations in travel technology and state-of-the-art facilities, ensuring passengers receive a world-class experience as they travel through Manchester Airport.

The terminal now includes a bright and modern check-in hall, a security hall with the latest technology, an eye-catching departure lounge with a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, and a new arrivals experience with a spacious immigration hall.

Terminal 2 was originally opened by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh in 1993, doubling terminal capacity to around 20 million passengers a year. Now its extension is complete, it is 150% bigger and will become the focal point of the airport’s operations.

British Steel manufactured and supplied 1,383 tonnes of structural sections to steelwork contractor William Hare as part of the project.

Located just 9 miles south of Manchester city centre, the airport now serves over 110 destinations in 42 countries.


British Steel has a track record for supplying steel into international airport projects, but we’re 'super' proud to have been involved in such an iconic construction project located right here in the UK.

Mick Rymer, Commercial Manager, British Steel


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