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Valerie Shawcross, deputy mayor for transport GLA, answers strategy questions

Provider of events in infrastructure, planning, maritime and related areas, Waterfront Conference Company, interviewed Valerie Shawcross, deputy mayor for transport at the Greater London Authority about London’s transport strategy. The long interview was organised ahead of Waterfront’s Transport-led Development in London and the South East conference on January 17th, 2017, in which Valerie Shawcross will… Read More

River Cycleway Consortium wins innovation prize

  Anna Hill, founding director of the River Cycleway Consortium, has won an award from Women in Innovation UK worth £50,000.  River Cycleway Consortium is the promoter of the Thames Deckway, a floating cycle and pedestrian pathway of barges running along the Thames. The group, which is made up of Arup engineers and Hugh Broughton… Read More

National Maritime & Cefas Conference Thurs 1st Dec

The National Maritime Development Group (NMDG) with The Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas) are holding a joint Conference From River to Open Sea on Thursday 1st December 2016, Blue Space, Dartford, DA1 5FW. This event seeks to develop and strengthen partnerships that make important contributions to securing healthy, sustainable marine and freshwater environments. Delegates can… Read More

Terror proofing with subtlety

Proofing a building from terrorist attack is a constant consideration in the construction industry. Here are three sets of comments garnered by Construction News. Canary Wharf Group company secretary John Garwood says that it works with the tenant of a building from an early stage to identify its … security needs – but a ‘ring… Read More

Autumn Statement backs new house building

The Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the government’s Autumn Statement, 23 November, a boost to infrastructure spending with emphasis on housing, according to media coverage. This is of direct relevance to infrastructure investment in the Thames estuary, given infrastructure development and new housing initiatives. Chancellor Hammond said the government will invest £2.3 billion in a housing… Read More

Tideway invites artists to shape Wapping foreshore

Tower Hamlets artists are being invited to help shape the landscape in a Tower Hamlets local park. Tideway is looking for an artist to develop an integrated piece, or series of artworks, for a new area of public land that will be created by the construction of the Thames Tideway Tunnel in King Edward Memorial Park,… Read More

Inspiring speakers at TEP Annual Forum 2016

The 2016 Thames Estuary Partnership’s Forum: Sustainable Development on the Thames, offered a succession of inspired speeches to packed audiences. UCL’s professor of places and city planning, Peter Rees, robustly tackled issues of Thames development, which included the number of empty riverside blocks of flats bought by overseas investors. Piers Gough, architect and partner of… Read More

Rotherhithe reinvention continues to attract buyers

Rotherhithe, a conservation area on the south side of the Thames in east Southwark, was a bustling port up until the l970s. But slowly it is becoming a more and more popular place to live in Docklands, according to The Evening Standard. British Land announced a £34m investment recently, and it is buying the site of… Read More

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