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Govt ‘scraps’ Birmingham Highways PFI funding
The UK government has decided to end its funding of the Birmingham Highways PFI scheme, according to local councillors.
EXCLUSIVE: Saudi experts urge global PPP participation
PPP is vital to delivering the country’s needs in a short space of time, says NCP director; range of sectors in pipeline “unique” in the world; “the doors are open” to investors
UK govt looks to replicate Bristol City Leap
The UK government has pledged money to a project in York that aims to replicate the success of the Bristol City Leap joint venture scheme.
Neom eyeing PPP as a “key tool” for delivery
Saudi Arabia’s flagship infrastructure project will consider private participation on a “project-by-project” basis.
Westminster seeks partner for £160m redevelopment
Westminster City Council in London has launched a contract notice seeking a development partner to redevelop Huguenot House.
Financing agreed for pioneering Dakar electric BRT PPP
The team behind Senegal’s electric bus BRT has secured financing to pave the way for the project's delivery.
Contract signed for French marinas concession
Métropole Toulon Provence Méditerranée has awarded the contract for its €80m marina regeneration PPP.
Latvia comes to Croydon to learn lessons ahead of street lighting PPP
Officials from the City of Riga and Croydon Borough Council held an “experience exchange” on street lighting projects in another show of international appetite for UK PFI expertise.
The time is right to talk PPP at COP28
With the eyes of the world on the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it could be an opportunity to show the benefit of PPPs in delivering much-needed climate resiliency infrastructure
Birmingham Highways decision due “imminently”
The government is to make a decision on the future funding of the Birmingham Highways PFI “imminently”, a government minister has said.
Infrastructure and growth: A compelling case
Investment in infrastructure has often been cited as a way to get the global economy going. Latest data from the IMF suggests there may be some truth to the idea
GI Hub chief to leave
The Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) has announced its chief executive is to step down from the position.
Bidders return to A9 dualling scheme
Three bidders have been shortlisted for the A9 Tomatin to Moy Dualling package, raising hopes that the PPP package could be progressed in the near future.
UK govt looks to bolster heat network support
The UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero is set to begin a search for consultants to assist in the development of heat network programmes.
Philippines launches highway & LRT projects
Advisors being sought to help prepare Manila metro PPP; tender launched on expressway PPP
TfL tenders £3bn EV charging JV
Transport for London’s Places for London has kickstarted the procurement of its Electric Vehicle Charging Hubs joint venture project.
GloPro Hotspots: Healthcare Highlights
As populations increase, a growing number of non-traditional social infrastructure markets are seeing rising demand for healthcare projects.
Race hots up for London housing JV
Housing association the Hyde Group is due to select a joint venture partner early next year for the Herringham Quarter project in Charlton, south-east London - with bidders now entering dialogue, Partnerships Bulletin understands.
Australian investors target UK infra
Two major Australian institutional investors have announced plans to allocate billions of pounds into UK infrastructure.
Resourcing ‘critical’ to PFI handback
Public sector officials have underlined the importance of properly resourcing for the expiry and handback of PFI contracts, warning that partners on both sides should not consider the process to be part of their ‘business as usual’ operations.
Case for investment planned for Clyde Metro
Plans for a Clyde Metro project that could bring greater transport access to Glasgow Airport, as well as developing regeneration within Glasgow, have taken a step forward with the appointment of a team to develop the case for investment for the scheme.
Ireland publishes PPP project data
The Irish government has published information providing a breakdown of nearly €5bn in signed PPP contracts.
Philippines eyes PPP for major rail schemes
Three major rail projects could be delivered under a PPP model in the Philippines, the country’s Transportation Secretary has said.
Investor conference for Philippines water PPP
An investor conference is being held by the Philippines PPP Centre to provide more information on the country’s next planned water & wastewater PPP project, to be delivered under a DBFOM model.
Hunt pledges to solve UK Grid issues
UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has unveiled plans to tackle the country’s ageing Grid infrastructure as part of his Autumn Statement.
£100m Grimsby docks regen tendered
Plans to redevelop an area of Grimsby’s docks to increase housing provision have been tendered by North East Lincolnshire Council.
EU expands climate tech support in response to IRA
EU lawmakers have voted to expand the bloc’s proposed Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA) to include technologies such as nuclear power.
Ethiopia tenders health centre PPP
The Ethiopian Ministry of Finance has released a request for prequalification (RFqQ) on its Addis Ababa diagnostic centre PPP.
How PPP is helping MENA meet its water challenges
Water is perhaps the region’s most scarce commodity, but creating potable water for rising populations also raises environmental concerns
IPA appoints key advisors for expiry
The UK’s Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) has hired a major advisor to shape future PFI handback.