The Port of Felixstowe has taken another step towards becoming a home for the next generation of mega vessels.
A £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.
A 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.
Construction has started at Lowestoft on a new £4m state-of-the-art customer centre, designed by Norwich-based architects Feilden+Mawson.
Cambridge 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, 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.
A 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.
Cambridge’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.
The 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.
Norfolk 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 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, 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.
May Gurney, the Norwich-based support services specialist, has won a new, long-term highways maintenance contract with Harrow Council worth up to £50 million.
Atkins, the Cambridge UK engineering consultancy, has won a three-year contract worth over £70m from the Qatar Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning to support delivery of multi-billion dollar transport and infrastructure programmes.
A Norfolk UK company is making an impact with a new form of flexible fencing that can be quickly deployed and dismounted in flood-hit areas.
Norwich based integrated services company May Gurney boosted its share price 6p to 291p after posting excellent first-half results – and revealed a £4 billion pipeline of bidding opportunities.
- Government pledges millions to improve A14
- Greener transport strategy needs overhaul
- Guided bus may transport commercial property
- Intelligent transport boosted by Cambridge Consultants
- 1500 jobs and billions more trade in Felixstowe Port expansion
- Anglian Water awards Deritend multi-million pound contract
- European innovators plumbed into £2bn Anglian Water rollout
- Jobs safe as HSBC pays £74m for Cambridge Water
- East of England companies secure £53m Olympic contracts
- Kier in line for share of £500m rail windfall
- Make hay from the sunshine
- May Gurney taps into £62m contract
- Cambs firm gets Olympic comms on track
- Water great performance!
- Ofwat decision could cost region dear claims Anglian Water
- Norwich construction firm makes a splash with £120m waterways contract
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