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A14 a highway to growth, says ‘roads to riches’ study

Nick Thompson of Lambert Smith HamptonThe Government’s proposed road improvement programme will benefit the logistics market in many parts of the UK by unlocking hundreds of hectares of development land and encouraging rental growth – according to new research from property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton in Cambridge.

Superfast broadband transplant for Papworth

Virgin-Media-PapworthVirgin Media has moved into Papworth, near Cambridge UK, in a move designed to double the rate of broadband network expansion and slash the cost of rollout by 33 per cent.

10,000 new jobs and £4.6bn boost for economy

Michael-OLeary-newRyanair boss Michael O’Leary has praised the new owners of Stansted Airport for a growth blueprint that could support an extra 10,000 jobs on site and generate £4.6 billion for the economy.

Uniserve and Trinity College push ahead with Felixstowe facility

Felixstowe-port-2014Uniserve Holdings Ltd and landowner Trinity College Cambridge have all the planning consents they need to push ahead with an exciting new facility at the Port of Felixstowe that is expected to provide a massive boost to international trade.

Heart of Cambridge new town unveiled

Northstowe-Artist-impThe heart of a new town being built north of Cambridge has been unveiled as developers submitted detailed plans.

Gigabit speed venture picks up pace

Andy-StarnesThree local service providers have signed agreements with CityFibre, the company behind Peterborough’s new pure fibre optic internet network, to offer businesses gigabit speed connectivity over the Peterborough CORE.

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.

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