MANCHESTER AIRPORT TERMINAL 1 RETAIL & SECURITY
THE TERMINAL 1 EXPERIENCE REVIVES THE GLAMOUR OF AIR TRAVEL THROUGH CAREFUL DESIGN OF THE DEPARTURE LOUNGE AND THE ELEMENTS WITHIN — MINIMIZING QUEUING, INCREASING DWELL TIME THROUGH THE RETAIL LOUNGE, AND MAXIMIZING REVENUE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE AIRPORT.
Phase 1 provided a new dining experience, offering a range of bars, cafes and restaurants overlooking the airfield. Phase 2 provided a new build 14-lane CSZ to minimise passengers’ waiting times and improve operational efficiency. The final phase increased the size and quality of the departure lounge and retail environment providing a relaxing and unique airport experience. The completed scheme is one of the UK’s largest airside shopping and catering facilities with a 550m total linear frontage at the departures level. The Practice was the managing consultant and lead architect for the project, and also provided concept design for the expanded retail concessions areas.