Benoy’s team will be delivering the interior concept design for the international departure lounge for the scheme. Anna Manning, Senior Architect at Benoy commented, “Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport is an exciting addition to our Aviation portfolio and we are honoured to be working alongside an incredibly talented team to design a new future for this global gateway in the North.” The International Departure Lounge of Terminal 2 will form one of the key features of the transformation works.
Spanning two levels and 32,467 m2, the space will feature new dining, retail and seating facilities. An innovative double-storey green wall acts as the centrepiece of the space and is surrounded by bespoke seating, a children’s playground and an expansive ‘Market’ with dining, restaurants, bars and retail offers. Introducing a symbol of The North of England’s industrious past and present, the bee, hexagonal honeycomb patterns have been applied to the glass ceiling and feature wall designs. The completion of the Terminal 2 redevelopment is targeted for 2017, with significant changes to be noticeable to the public from as early as 2019.