Features

1 June 2017 - The Big Night

The Partnerships Awards headed back to Park Lane, with the Hilton the venue for handing out the prizes to this year’s best in class Read more...

1 June 2017 - New Norms

The sixth annual Financing UK Infrastructure event was held in London, just a week after Prime Minister Theresa May called a General Election. But as Paul Jarvis found out, people are not waiting on Westminster Read more...

1 June 2017 - The Test Series: The Lawyers

In the first of our new series, it’s the lawyers’ turn to give their views on the PPP market. Read more...

1 May 2017 - Joining the Dots

The Five Year Forward View, the Naylor Review, strategic estates partnerships, Project Phoenix. There is no lack of initiatives in the NHS at present, but can they all coalesce into a coherent strategy, asks Paul Jarvis Read more...

1 May 2017 - Take Two

After the false start of the Welsh government’s NPD programme, it has returned with MIM. But what is the new model and can it attract bidders, asks Paul Jarvis Read more...

1 May 2017 - Learning from Others

At the end of March, delegates from New Zealand arrived in the UK to exchange ideas on infrastructure investment. Paul Jarvis caught up with some of them to find out what’s next in their market Read more...

1 April 2017 - Feeling the Strain

The relentless focus on cutting costs in operational PPP contracts around the world is laid bare in our new survey with Service Works Group (SWG) and the Canadian Council of PPPs. Paul Jarvis sifts through the findings Read more...

1 April 2017 - Background Vision

Saudi Arabia has made some bold claims about its future. But nearly a year into its Vision 2030 plan, Paul Jarvis asks whether it can live up to expectations Read more...

1 April 2017 - Never Forget

PPPs often unfairly get the blame when projects are failures. Marina Formoso asks what more can be done to prevent such instances in the future Read more...

1 March 2017 - The Great Divide

There remain questions over where responsibilities lie between public and private sectors when planning and investing in infrastructure. Paul Jarvis investigates Read more...

1 March 2017 - Smart Cities

‘Smart cities’ is the infrastructure world’s favourite buzz phrase. But away from the rhetoric and science fiction dreams, what are the real opportunities for the infrastructure community, asks Marina Formoso Read more...

1 March 2017 - Norway Ahead

Norway’s new road programme is attracting significant interest from international investors. Dan Colombini reports on how the country has overcome political adversity to deliver an exciting pipeline of deals Read more...

1 February 2017 - Brand New Thinking

The PPP market continues to take a lot of flak from the general public and some politicians. Is it time for a rebrand and what more can be done, asks Marina Formoso Read more...

1 February 2017 - “Leverage at its Most Beautiful”

Amanda Nicholls reports on why the EBRD’s credit enhancement scheme, seen for the first time on Turkey’s Elazig Health Campus, is a fairy tale for institutional investment in emerging market PPPs Read more...

1 February 2017 - A Vertical Shift

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has plans to open up the rail industry and allow greater private investment. But there are many bumps in the track to realising the vision, reports Paul Jarvis Read more...

1 December 2016 - Auto Pilot

Countries across Africa are starting to bring forward PPP pilot projects, backed by substantial infrastructure plans. But have they learnt the lessons of previous stalled ambitions, asks Paul Jarvis Read more...

1 December 2016 - When, Not If

The Financing Irish Infrastructure 2016 conference in Dublin highlighted a significant project pipeline emerging, as Irish authorities ramp-up capital expenditure with a sense of urgency. David Keniry reports Read more...

1 December 2016 - Survival of the Fittest

University accommodation in the UK has remained a safe bet for investors over recent years. Paul Jarvis reports on what impact Brexit, new legislation and an increasingly tech-savvy clientele will have on the market Read more...

1 December 2016 - Standard Bearer

Having already established itself as one of the most mature PPP markets across Europe, the Netherlands is continuing to go from strength to strength. Dan Colombini examines the secret of the country’s success Read more...

1 November 2016 - Northern Star

Some feared the Northern Powerhouse would wither when George Osborne left the Treasury. The signs are that the concept is far from over – and is much more than about improving transport links, reports Paul Jarvis Read more...

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Not getting Cross(rail)

The disappearance of Crossrail 2 from the government’s list of priorities is curious

Delegates at Financing UK Infrastructure give their views on the market - and what they learnt at the event