Birmingham commissioners raise concerns over highway PFI decision
The commissioners appointed to run Birmingham City Council have warned that the government’s decision to end funding for the city’s highways PFI is “likely to set back progress” on a range of issues.
PFI team remedies leisure centre RAAC issue
The PFI team behind an English leisure centre has completed remediation works to remove and replace Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC), demonstrating the benefits of strong partnership.
Morgan Sindall sees ‘substantial’ growth potential for Lovell
Parent firm’s record year driven by strong fit-out market, while Lovell sees good revenue growth. But inflationary pressures and completion timings drag urban regen business
Plymouth housing partnership signed
Countryside Partnerships has teamed up with a local housing association on a £76m housing project.
Interest sought for London heat network
The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has issued a prior information notice (PIN) seeking interest in the commercialisation of a heat network in Westminster.
Draft rail bill published
The UK government has published the draft Rail Reform Bill, which aims to “leverage private sector innovation to deliver?a better service”.
Private models backed for Scottish heat networks
Joint ventures between public and private entities and the establishment of regional energy service companies (ESCos) could offer a strong potential route for developing heat networks, the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) has said.
Birmingham council remains uncertain on highways PFI impact
Birmingham City Council is seeking to understand the government’s position on ending its support for the city’s highways PFI contract, as the council considers the potential impact on its budget.
Newcastle uni JV deal agreed
Newcastle University has agreed to enter a joint venture deal with a private partner to deliver 2,000 new student beds.
Redbridge DBF hub tendered
A private partner is being sought to support the delivery of a new community hub in the London Borough of Redbridge, with the opportunity to develop the surrounding land.
Financial close for Italian cloud PPP
An innovative €200m PPP scheme focused on delivering new cloud-based infrastructure has reached financial close with a combination of banks providing debt on the deal.
FA appointed for Greek irrigation PPPs
The Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food has selected a key advisor for the development of its latest irrigation concession pipeline.
Barcelona student accommodation PPP signed
The University of Barcelona has signed a deal for its Bellvitge Medicine and Health Sciences Campus housing PPP.
Financing agreed for Portugal hospital PPP
Financing has been arranged for the new Hospital de Lisboa Oriental PPP project.
Winner for Greek justice bundle
The Greek government has selected a winner for its police department bundle PPP.
Invesis appoints Netherlands & Belgium director
Infrastructure investor-developer Invesis has appointed a new business development director for its Netherlands and Belgium business unit.
Greek courthouse PPP tendered
The Greek Building Infrastructure Directorate has tendered a multi-courthouse PPP bundle on Crete.
PIN for Belgian carbon capture DBFOM
A prior information notice (PIN) has been issued for a project to retrofit a carbon capture facility to a waste-to-energy site in Belgium.
Copenhagen energy island looks to go global
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) is looking to replicate its pioneering energy island model around the globe.
Greece appoints legal advice to water concessions
The Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food has appointed legal advisors to help prepare a suite of irrigation PPP projects.
South Africa introduces PPP reforms
The South African government has introduced a number of reforms designed to increase private sector participation in its PPP programme.
Oman ministerial office PPP “signals new direction”
Exclusive: Oman’s announcement of a new ministerial building funded by PPP augurs well for the sultanate’s pipeline, according to regional experts.
Saudi opens massive highway PPP procurement
Saudi Arabia’s National Center for Privatization & PPP (NCP) has released a request for expressions of interest (EOI) on its debut highway PPP project.
FC for Saudi hospital PPP
Financial close has been reached on the Al Ansar Hospital PPP in Saudi Arabia.
Mauritius tenders multiple transit hub PPPs
The Government of Mauritius has released two request for proposals (RFP) on metro terminal revitalisation projects.
Oman tenders ministry headquarters PPP
The Omani Ministry of Finance has released a request for qualifications (RFQ) on a ministerial headquarters project.
AtkinsRealis hires Asia, ME & Australia lead
Professional services and project management company AtkinsRealis has hired a new president for its Asia, Middle East and Australia (AMEA) business.
‘Full steam ahead’ for Saudi giga-projects
Schemes are currently buffered from conflict – but that could change, warns expert
Macquarie teams up with Saudi’s new infra fund
The Saudi Arabia National Infrastructure Fund (INFRA) has announced a partnership with infrastructure investor heavyweight Macquarie.
Kenya to look for key PPP advisors
Kenya’s leadership is looking to ramp up its PPP efforts as part of a new 10-year plan.
Philippines tenders airport PPP
The Philippines PPP Centre has issued the tender for a private partner to design, build, finance, operate and maintain Laguindingan International Airport.
Winner for Queensland retail PPP
A preferred bidder has been chosen to deliver a new car park and retail precinct by Redland City Council in Queensland, Australia.
EOI out for Sri Lanka airport PPP
The Government of Sri Lanka is looking for partners to expand the Jaffna International Airport.
Alvarez & Marsal hires new Aussie infra leader
Law firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has appointed a new managing director and co-head of its Australian infrastructure team.
Queensland planning bus terminals PPP
The Government of Queensland, Australia, is planning to utilise PPP to deliver new bus depots to house its new fleet of zero emission buses.
PPP eyed for Wellington Port
The New Zealand government is considering a range of options to upgrade Wellington’s port infrastructure, with PPPs in the mix.
Winner for Philippines airport PPP
The Philippines Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) have selected a winner for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport PPP.
Sri Lanka plans hospital PPP
The Sri Lankan government has given its approval to developing a new hospital project under a PPP model.
NZ eyes PPPs to support water changes
The New Zealand government is looking to empower local authorities to use PPPs to improve their water infrastructure, following the repeal of legislation designed to centralise the country’s water network.
NZ govt eyes PPPs for Auckland
New Zealand’s transport minister has highlighted value capture and PPPs as potential methods to deliver new infrastructure in Auckland, as the government confirmed plans to end the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax.
Episode 33: Healthcare and Energy P3s - is the time now? (sponsored by ENGIE)
In a sponsored podcast, ENGIE's Maribel Adydan joins the team to discuss the advantages of utilizing P3s to deliver the energy needs of healthcare facilities.
John Laing reshuffles top team
Developer John Laing has announced international changes to its senior management, including cementing its PPP business in the US.
OMERS appoints infra head
Canadian pension giant OMERS has appointed a new head of its infrastructure investment business.
Why PPP is poised to take nuclear global
Nuclear power is seen as an important part of the Net Zero energy mix, but remains hugely expensive. So how is the market developing globally to meet demand?
US agencies put P3s firmly in foreign development initiatives
USAID and DFC ramp up privately financed infrastructure projects pushes in emerging markets, plus multilateral IFC looks for advisors for Ukraine.
Ferrovial targets vertiports with new agreement
Infrastructure provider and operator Ferrovial has agreed a deal with a developer of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, services & support, to jointly develop the concept of vertiports.
EXCLUSIVE: US P3 market bursts into life in 2022
New figures compiled from our refreshed Global Projects Tracker (GloPro) have revealed the extent to which the US is beginning to awaken from its long-held position as the sleeping giant of public-private partnerships.
New book examines PPP performance
A new book has been published by a group of academics that provides an in-depth look at the perceived performance advantage of PPPs.
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Mott Mac unveils asset resilience tool
Engineering and advisory firm Mott MacDonald has partnered with the Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI) to develop a new guide to assess the resilience of infrastructure assets.