In Yorkshire, Leeds City Council is planning to spend £100m on home improvement measures
over the next five years. Northern transport chiefs have agreed the final preferred routes for the ambitious Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) project
- including a new train line from Leeds to Manchester via Bradford. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced plans this week to launch a new National Infrastructure Bank
to finance schemes and play a part in helping the UK reach its net-zero carbon targets, the new bank, will be based in Leeds. In Wakefield, work has commenced on a £6.4m warehouse
, expected for completion by the end of summer 2021.
In Scotland, construction has begun at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Campus to deliver the £22.4M National Robotarium.
Six contractors have been chosen by Health Facilities Scotland for its new £650m framework
. McLaughlin & Harvey and RMF – a joint venture between Robertson and FES – have also scooped places on the new NHS Frameworks. A multi-partner plan involving the Port of Cromarty Firth has been launched to establish a green hydrogen hub
in the Highlands that will see Scotland lead the world in hydrogen technology.