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Cranfield model could slash cost of railway flooding

Network-Rail-FinedonCranfield University has developed a predictive risk model to help reduce the cost of flooding on railways in the UK.

Billion pound boost to Cambridge infrastructure

Key players sign City-Deal at the offices of Featurespace in CambridgeAn innovative City Deal that could see a £billion investment in the Greater Cambridge area has been signed by Government, Council leaders, businesses and the University of Cambridge.
The signing at Cambridge UK technology leader Featurespace is the latest step in securing potentially hundreds of millions of pounds of extra money that will be invested in improving transport and facilitate housing delivery in the Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire area.

Smart parking initiatives still in first gear

Beecham-rotary-parkingA new report from a Cambridge UK technology specialist says smart parking initiatives are still in low gear and need to be changed up to overdrive to build smarter cities and accelerate the Machine2Machine revolution.

Port of Felixstowe prepares for mega vessels

Image courtesy – Port of FelixstoweThe Port of Felixstowe has taken another step towards becoming a home for the next generation of mega vessels.

£100m bait for Enterprise Zones

AlconburyA £100 million carrot to fund infrastructure projects has been dangled in front of UK enterprise zones including three in the East of England – Alconbury, Gt Yarmouth and Lowestoft, and Enterprise West Essex.

Chamber sees if Eagle dares in infrastructure showdown

Shadow Transport Secretary, Maria EagleA Cambridge business influencer has set up a meeting with leading Labour figures, including the Shadow Transport Secretary Maria Eagle, to press for a commitment to providing adequate infrastructure to support the region’s growth should there be a change of government at the next General Election.

Water centre underway in Lowestoft

Construction has started at Lowestoft on a new £4m state-of-the-art customer centre, designed by Norwich-based architects Feilden+MawsonConstruction has started at Lowestoft on a new £4m state-of-the-art customer centre, designed by Norwich-based architects Feilden+Mawson.

2030 Vision project sparks debate

Peter Carolin, Gordon Johnson and Peter Landshoff, from the 2030 Vision executive committeeCambridge and the surrounding sub-region make a significant contribution to the national economy, but different groups from unconnected sectors must work more closely together to ensure that the area’s full potential is realised and that growth doesn’t compromise local quality of life.

Brookgate receives planning permission for Cambridge cycle park

The cycle parking facility will be operated by the train company Greater Anglia under its Cycle Point brandBrookgate, the Cambridge-based mixed-use development company, has received planning consent for the UK’s largest cycle park and an adjoining 231 room hotel on the Station Square, part of the CB1 masterplan.

Cambridge spearheads UK energy reduction fight

Kings-Parade-CambridgeA new network of public and private sector organisations aims to carry out retrofits across Cambridge, bringing down carbon emissions, cutting energy costs, and helping to make it the first city to meet the UK Climate Change Act carbon reduction target of 80 per cent by 2050.

£4.25m upgrade for Cambridge rail hub

Sven Töpel, chief executive of BrookgateCambridge’s growing kudos as a leading business centre is boosting usage of the city centre railway station and has sparked a new multi-million pound improvement programme.

Rail capacity to double at Felixstowe

The Port of Felixstowe is set to double its rail capacityThe Port of Felixstowe is set to double its rail capacity with the arrival of three state-of-the-art rail mounted gantry cranes. The cranes form part of a new rail terminal at the port which will further increase the already unrivalled range of rail services provided by the port.

May Gurney in three-in-a-bid romp

Kier,-Paul-NelsonNorfolk integrated services business May Gurney found itself the blushing mistress sandwiched between two ardent suitors in a three-in-a-bid romp that sent UK market pulses racing.

Fargo’s transport software upgraded

Fargo Systems, the Essex-based transport management software provider, is set to launch its latest version of CYMANFargo Systems, the Essex-based transport management software provider, is set to launch its latest version of CYMAN (Container Yard/Terminal Management) software, with a number of significant improvements.

Atkins wins landmark Hong Kong project

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao BridgeAtkins, the Cambridge UK infrastructure consultancy, has won a lead engineering design contract on the new Hong Kong Link Road scheme that will connect the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the region’s international airport.

£50m deal for May Gurney

Philip Fellowes-PrynneMay Gurney, the Norwich-based support services specialist, has won a new, long-term highways maintenance contract with Harrow Council worth up to £50 million.

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