Pick Everard breaks into aviation with MAG framework deal

Stansted Airport, part of the Manchester Airports Group.

Stansted Airport, part of the Manchester Airports Group. - Credit: Archant

Independent management, design and construction consultancy Pick Everard is set to expand into the aviation sector.

Pick Everard, which has a base in Bury St Edmunds, has been appointed to the architectural framework panel of Manchester Airports Group (MAG), which includes Stansted Airport.

Duncan Green, managing partner at Pick Everard, said: “This is an exciting time to become involved with Manchester Airports Group, which has really ambitious plans for growth over the next few years.

“The partnership between MAG and Pick Everard creates a lot of opportunity for both businesses, and supporting MAG deliver its ambitious business plan is a challenge we’re ready for.”

Mr Green added: “We are one of three firms appointed under the architectural services lot, which will call upon a range of our expertise.

“As a multi-disciplinary practice we are perfectly placed to deliver the variety of services required, allowing MAG to really maximise efficiency.

“This appointment builds on our existing portfolio, which includes work for the Highlands and Islands Airport Group, and work with the UK and US armed forces as bases across the UK and abroad.”

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MAG, which also includes Manchester, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports, serves around 48million passengers and handles more than 750,000 tonnes of air freight annually.

Pick Everard has been awarded a place on the MAG framework to deliver services including masterplanning, architecture, building surveying, interior design and workplace strategy under the framework, in partnership with

Watson Batty Architects (WBA).

Peter White, managing director of WBA, said: “We are extremely excited to be in partnership with Pick Everard and be given the opportunity by MAG to deliver projects across the group’s portfolio of airports.

“The fact that MAG has chosen Pick Everard above many others is testament to the quality of the service that their teams offer to all their clients.”

Also on the MAG architectural framework panel, under which MAG expects to spend between £1m and £2m a year, are AHR and Pascall & Watson.