Arcadis secures major contract with Manchester Airport

24 December 2015

The Manchester Airports Group has appointed Arcadis as Managed Service Provider for the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme. The £1 billion programme seeks to expand and modernise the airport to provide efficient access to the growing Northern Powerhouse. The contract is the second major deal struck between Arcadis and the MAG in 2015.

The Manchester Airports Group (MAG) was formed in 2001, and is a consortium of ten metropolitan borough councils of Greater Manchester and IFM Investors, an Australian investment fund. The group owns four Airports in the UK – Bournemouth, East Midlands, Manchester Airport and London Stansted Airport – that in total processed 47.1 million passengers in 2014.

Manchester Airport is the busiest outside the London area, transporting almost 22 million passengers in 2014, which is a 6% passenger numbers growth on the previous year. The strategically important airport for the Northern economy, dubbed the Northern Powerhouse, as well as the UK as a whole, is reaching the boundaries of what can be achieved through its existing infrastructure. To transform the airport to accommodate further passenger growth, new airlines and routes, as well as modernise and transform the customer service experience, the MAG this year launched the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme.

Arcadis secures major contract with Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport Transformation Programme
The programme spans ten years during which £1 billion will be spent on improving Manchester Airport’s facilities. The programme will see terminal 2 expanded by 140%, along with further improvements of Terminal 3, in part to accommodate the 30 million passengers per year expected by 2025.

Arcadis has been appointed by MAG as its sole Managed Service Provider. The contract will see the consulting firm leverage its pervious international aviation experience for the transformation programme, including project management for the development and implementation of Catarina Airport in São Paulo in 2014, and other large aviation projects across Lima, Abu Dhabi, Dublin, Changi, Hong Kong and Marseilles, as well as a number of other UK airports.

According to the firm, the combination of previous experience working with the MAG, in March 2015 the firm won the framework supplier contract for Project and Commercial Services to MAG, as well regional knowledge and local expertise, provided it with the advantage it needed to win the project. “With major long-term projects of this nature, being able to offer certainty of outcome is integral for everyone involved and, as Arcadis, the fact that we can operate across the entire project lifecycle played a major part in our being awarded the contract,” comments Alan Brookes, UK CEO of Arcadis, on the awarded contract.

Alan Brookes - Brad Miller

Brad Miller, Programme Director for the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme, adds: “We are investing £1 billion in the 10 year program which will radically improve the passenger and airline experience at Manchester Airport. Whilst we are just at the start of this transformation project, there is already a great sense of excitement about what will be delivered and how. The team and I are delighted to have appointed Arcadis to support us on this journey, as they have clearly demonstrated how they will bring value to the program.”

Ealier this year Manchester Airport hired among others Capgemini to support it with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) transformation.


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Capgemini provides IT services for BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines

24 April 2019

BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines has confirmed a five-year contract with Capgemini to take over the provision of a spectrum of IT services in the UK. The deal will help BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines reduce the cost of IT from its base in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria.

Since the firm’s UK profits were found to have halved in 2018, Capgemini has been working to improve its offering and attract new clients. In the summer, the global IT services consultancy combined a number of its creative wings to form Capgemini Invent, while a deal with Amazon Web Services enabled the firm to improve its cost-saving digital offering to clients looking for IT outsourcing work.

In the last year, Capgemini has subsequently won a series of contracts leveraging its IT delivery services on behalf of a variety of entities. The firm partnered with Statoil to deliver digital innovation across the company, as well as taking a role to innovate the fan experience of the Rugby World Cup 7s tournament, and replacing Atos as the IT services provider of McDonald’s

Capgemini provides IT services for BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines

Now, the firm has continued this surge of new business with the confirmation of a partnership with BAE Systems, which will see Capgemini collaborate on a key defence contract. Capgemini’s five-year contract with BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines will see Capgemini take over the provision of a spectrum of IT services for the BAE wing in the UK, including service orchestration, networking, hosting, end-user computing, DevOps, reporting and analytics, automation, and a digital service desk.

BAE Systems has been looking to improve its bottom line in the UK in recent years, and the move is aimed at transforming its Maritime-Submarines business IT delivery, allowing the company to take advantage of innovative digital technologies, create better user experiences, ensure high service availability, and reduce the cost of IT, from its base in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria. Capgemini’s IT solution was selected because of its ability to support the company’s evolving requirements, including the need to further enhance the responsiveness of the IT service, and effectiveness and agility of the delivery model.

Stephen Cole, CIO, BAE Systems Submarines, said, “As we embarked on this critical programme for our Submarines business that will deliver improved agile digital services, world-class service transformation and orchestration capabilities underpinned by very strong references were essential in our selection process. We are confident that Capgemini met these requirements and is the right partner for us. The team really understands where we are trying to get to as a business and its collaborative approach alongside its commitment to developing skills in the local area were paramount to our decision.”

Paul Margetts, Managing Director, UK Business Unit at Capgemini, added, “We are delighted to expand upon our business relationship with BAE Systems. Having worked with the company over the past four years, we have seen the tremendous opportunities for change that this programme presents and are hugely excited to be part of the journey at BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines, to help the company make a step change and satisfy new business requirements. We also look forward to increasing our involvement with the local North West community and Barrow in particular.”