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Happy Birthday Priority Schools

The announcement of the first wave of the government's Priority Schools Build Programme (PSBP) has just reached its 5th birthday, with the first batches of successful schools announced back in...

New Leeds Park & Ride Site – Better Late than Never

For the long-suffering Leeds travelling public, the announcement by METRO of the opening of a new Park & Ride site at Temple Green is welcome news. 1,000 parking spaces will...

Post MIPIM blog

On Monday 13th March, I joined over 100 other businesses and local government representatives on a chartered flight from Leeds Bradford Airport to Nice; all of us headed for the...

The fight to curb footway parking – but are our schools the biggest loser?

Seen by many as a scourge to accessibility and safety – footway parking yet again faces scrutiny following the announcement by the Local Government Association (LGA) that councils across England...

Association of College Capital & Estates Conference

I was at the Association of College Capital & Estates Conference yesterday, and enjoyed some thought provoking presentations and discussions about the future of the sector. It’s clear that budgets...

Cautious optimism

Once again we find ourselves in January, reflecting on last year and speculating on what this year will bring. Last year we had started to see the resurgence of private...

Apprentice Meets Minister at Launch of HS2 Northern Route

My name is Adam Gibbons, I am 17 years old and I started at Curtins in September 2016 as an Apprentice Transport Planning Technician, after leaving school in June 2016....

Planning for Change; What Transport Planners and Planners Share

As a Transport Planner with a keen interest in town planning and place making, I thought it would be interesting to attend the recent Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Annual...

Apprentice Trailblazer – Investing in Talent

Investment in young people and development of their talent is part of Curtins DNA, being traced back to our founder Bill Curtin who stated in 1961 that “Youngsters can run...

Innovation at the Heart of the Arena Quarter

The Leeds Arena is a hugely impressive development, which has been wholly successful for the city. It can sometimes be difficult to see past the Arena and take a look...