It’s been a tough decade for high streets. The financial crisis fallout, rise of internet shopping and topped off with a pandemic. How do we make sure this isn’t a killer cocktail and help town centres thrive into the future?
Jonathan Werran, chief executive of neo-localist thinktank Localis, and Nicole Roe, Planning Associate at Barton Willmore and a member of the High Streets Task Force, join James Snowdon. They consider how the planning system and local governance can create sustainable and viable town and city centres.
Often controversial. Always sensitive. Not to be taken lightly. At the heart of estate regeneration are real people and existing communities. It’s about their homes, their lives and their futures.
Paul Quinn, director of regeneration at social landlord Clarion Housing Group, joins associate director Daniel Knight to talk about the human and emotional focus of his work, the many obstacles to overcome, and why the rewards make estate regeneration so worthwhile.
This episode looks at the current state and the future of nuclear fusion in the UK. For over 60 years we’ve relied on nuclear fission to power our homes and businesses. With recent exciting technological advancements, Verity Barr, Senior Consultant at Camargue speaks to Saranne Postans from the UK Atomic Energy Authority on how the STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production) programme is working towards delivery of nuclear fusion energy and how that could change the landscape of energy production here in the UK and around the world.
Former Estates Gazette and Building editor Peter Bill on his new book, 'Broken Homes: Britain’s Housing Crisis, Faults, Factoids and Fixes'.
Among topics covered, he talks to Mike Conway about why the Planning for the Future White Paper and proposed planning reforms won’t be the key to unlocking more homes getting built.
This episode looks to go beyond the bricks and mortar of the construction sector – instead focusing on how construction companies can leave a lasting positive legacy in the communities they work in.
Account Manager Chris Tutton is joined by Kevin O’Connor, Head of Social Responsibility & Inclusion at Durkan, to talk about social value in construction and how the industry can maximise what it can offer.
What’s your ambition for the Arc? What action do you want to see taken to secure good growth?
In this episode, we explore economic, spatial, social and environmental ingredients for sustainable development in the Oxford to Cambridge corridor. And we talk about leadership, collaboration, design, opportunity and, of course, the impact of Covid-19 on how we view the Arc and its potential.
Time is running out for decisions to be made on UK energy policy. Does new nuclear generation form a vital part of reaching Net Zero by 2050? And if it does, how can we find a funding model that embraces the significant upfront costs?
For this episode of #StrictlyInfrastructure, Camargue’s Toby Barker speaks to Kirsty Gogan, managing partner at the international consultancy Lucid Catalyst and global director of Energy for Humanity, a non-profit organisation focused on solving climate change and enabling universal access to modern energy services and Leon Flexman, corporate affairs director at Horizon Nuclear Power. Together they explore the lessons that can be learned from the offshore renewables sector and explain why building new nuclear power plants is a little bit like assembling flat pack furniture.
There’s no denying the increased shift towards cycling in recent months, although it is hard to say whether this new appreciation for non-motorised transport is in response to Covid-19 or whether it has been a long time coming.
As we slowly return to workplaces many are now reluctant to step back on to trains and buses and instead are looking for an independent way to travel. Added to the governments £2billion package to create alternative ways to travel and the cycle Infrastructure Design Guidance Note issued in July, there’s a clear appetite for the UK population to get on their bikes.
Camargue Director Mike Conway is joined by Ed Watson, Director at Ed Watson & Associates, Phil Jones, Director at PJA transport planners, and Irene McAleese, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at See.Sense, to find out what this all means.
This episode looks at the future of the UK port industry, from the impact of Brexit and the importance of frictionless trade with Europe and the world to Freeports, digital innovation and progress towards net zero.
Mike Conway, Director at Camargue, is joined by Tim Morris, CEO of UK Major Ports Group, for a wide ranging discussion of the challenges and opportunities the sector faces moving forward.
This first episode looks at how the planning and consultation processes have shifted in the current lockdown situation from a variety of perspectives. While some projects have been put on hold, for those that are going ahead it brings a whole host of challenges, but also offers opportunities.
Aled Rowlands, External Affairs Manager at National Grid, Tracey Crews, Director Planning at Cheltenham Borough Council, and Mike Conway, Director at Camargue, discuss how organisations are innovating and increasingly using digital tools to keep projects moving.