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Leeds City Region at MIPIM: Many Facets of One Diamond

Yesterday morning I attended the Leeds City Region Delegation Briefing for MIPIM. The region is taking its largest ever delegation over to Cannes and over 30 of us joined Roger...

School Development and Transport Implications

Curtins are at the forefront of transport planning for education projects. Over the last two years we have delivered three large batches of School projects in the North East, Yorkshire...

New Year Evolution

As our plans for 2016 swing into action, it is worth taking a moment to reflect on 2015; and consider what it might suggest that this year will hold. As...

New Rail Franchises Will Transform Travel in the North

Some excellent news for the North of England and Scotland was announced in December 2015. A £1.5bn investment to provide improved facilities at stations in the form of new trains...

Pre Comprehensive Spending Review

The Government’s long awaited Comprehensive Spending Review is due to be published on 25th November 2015. Whilst the news in this is unlikely to be wholly positive for the construction...

Nurturing Young Talent

As we have emerged from the economic downturn, the construction and property market has become particularly buoyant.  It is clear that businesses across the construction industry are adjusting to this...

Yorkshire Cycle Super Highway to Heaven?

I believe it to be true that Yorkshire has always been at the forefront of UK cycling. The region has been home to cycling pioneers such as Beryl Burton and Brian...

Politics – a catalyst for positive change?

The finish line is nearly in sight and the country is definitely election weary. Too many soundbites and statistics and too much finger pointing has become tiresome. Yet fundamental decisions...

Major Transport Investment Set To Create Development Opportunities for Lincolnshire

Record levels of investment for transport-related schemes in Lincolnshire With the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) supporting local authorities and businesses, over £70 million has been committed to transport-related...

Flying the Yorkshire Flag

I returned from MIPIM having spent a very productive week as part of the Leeds City Region and Sheffield City Region delegations in Cannes.  There was a clear sense of optimism...