Manchester Airports Group (MAG) in the UK has selected professional services firm Jacobs to design its new PremiAir terminal.
With the new terminal, MAG will offer a new private jet experience for passengers flying on commercial airlines.
MAG has shared preview designs of the facility and expects to open it later this year.
For the PremiAir terminal, Jacobs offered detailed design services starting from initial concept through to delivery of the project, in addition to architectural space planning and interior design services.
Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Europe senior vice-president and general manager Donald Morrison said: “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.
“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.”
Said to be completely different compared to the three existing terminals at MAG, PremiAir will feature various spaces and services designed to cater to the needs of leisure and business passengers.
Services include secure parking, a lounge, baggage processing, dedicated security, and passport control channels, private airside transfers and personal luggage return.
MAG Airport Services CEO Andrew Harrison 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.
“We’re pleased to be working with Jacobs to bring our vision of PremiAir to life, and their efforts to celebrate Manchester and the North through their designs will be an added bonus for our guests.”
Jacobs is also supporting the airport with the $1.3bn Manchester Airport Transformation Program.
The company secured a contract in February 2016 to provide multidisciplinary engineering and selected architectural services to MAG to support the programme development.