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New UK deputy CEO for WSP
Professional services consultancy WSP has appointed a new UK deputy chief executive to support Mark Naysmith, regional CEO for the UK, Nordics & EMEA, in the next phase of the company’s growth strategy.
London mayor launches £100m decarbonisation fund
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has unveiled a £100m fund to be jointly invested and managed by a private sector partner, with a focus on decarbonising the capital.
Winner for £300m Solihull regen JV
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council has selected a winner for its Mell Square joint venture project.
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.
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.
Westminster seeks partner for £160m redevelopment
Westminster City Council in London has launched a contract notice seeking a development partner to redevelop Huguenot House.
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.
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.
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.
Ireland publishes PPP project data
The Irish government has published information providing a breakdown of nearly €5bn in signed PPP contracts.
Ireland launches seventh housing PPP bundle
The Irish Ministry of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has unveiled plans for another iteration of its successful PPP housing bundles.
Irish city launches EV charging partnership market sounding
Limerick City and County Council is looking for market feedback on how to deliver sustainable EV charging infrastructure across the area.
Aviva invests in Irish EV firm
Aviva Investors has completed a €30m investment into an electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure specialist based in Dublin.
Dublin MetroLink progress continues
Ireland’s flagship rail project is continuing to make strides, with another periodic indicative notice (PIN) being issued.
Equitix agrees deal with Irish development fund
Infrastructure investor Equitix has launched a new initiative backed by a €75m cornerstone investment from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF).
Dublin Courts PPP seeks advisors
Ireland’s National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) is seeking technical advisors to help prepare its court project PPP.
Ireland sets out projects pipeline
The Irish government has unveiled its pipeline of major infrastructure projects for 2023/24, including its PPP and partnerships schemes.
Sacyr exits Irish road
Spanish giant Sacyr has completed the sale of its share in the N6 highway PPP.
Latest PIN out for Ireland’s Metrolink PPP
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has released its third prior information notice (PIN) ahead of its planned metro megaproject.
Blog: Will Scotland’s push into bonds stimulate the infrastructure market?
Launching bonds might be a way to raise cash for infrastructure projects, but is more money the answer to a question nobody is asking?
Grid Locked: Tackling the transmission blockage
As the UK targets electricity generation as a key driver of clean energy, the National Grid system is struggling to cope, affecting the ability to make the energy transition. Can private finance help?
The King’s Speech: Infra commitments are vague and uncertain
Blog: The UK government’s programme for the next parliamentary session has little to get the infrastructure industry excited - unless you’re into oil and gas extraction
Why NIC’s budget plans could be a game changer for UK infrastructure
National Infrastructure Commissioner Julia Prescot tells Partnerships Bulletin why the latest Assessment could have a significant impact on private sector investment
Blog: Britain’s politicians need to offer more to get investors excited
The future of UK infrastructure investment remains a hot topic when it comes to rhetoric, but the detail is far too thin on the ground
Unpicking the challenges facing Scotland’s infrastructure market
Scotland was once the powerhouse of UK PPPs. But changing times call for changing methods, and our discussion at Burges Salmon’s Edinburgh offices shone a light on new approaches to maintain a vibrant market
Blog: The energy transition needs leadership, not political posturing
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s decision to water down the government’s Net Zero targets goes to the heart of a serious failing of Britain’s infrastructure development: a political class that follows whichever way the wind is blowing
Comment: The wisdom of youth
Attracting young talent into the PFI space may be challenging given the focus on expiry, but there are many transferable skills that can pave the way for the future - both of the industry and of new career paths
Unbundling Labour: What the UK opposition is planning for partnerships
The Labour Party is putting down bread crumbs on its future industrial strategy. Is this the refresh the partnerships industry is looking for?
PPP’s role in tackling the UK’s chronic housing shortage
As the government undertakes a review of Homes England, its efforts in supporting new housing will come under scrutiny. Its record of crowding in private finance should be just the start