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17th January 2017

We are delighted to announce that Passante di Mestre, a successful project in which Steer Davies Gleave was involved, has won the 2016 PFI Award ‘European Bond Deal of the Year’  from Project Finance International. Steer Davies Gleave acted as technical and traffic advisors to the bond underwriters.

Industry insights
12th January 2017

Steer Davies Gleave’s new integrated development practice has been appointed recently by the UK National Infrastructure Commission (an Executive Agency of HM Treasury) to identify performance measures for use in the National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA).

The National Infrastructure Commission was established in 2015 to provide independent advice to HM Treasury on the pressing challenges facing the UK’s national infrastructure.

The Commission’s high level objectives, set by the UK Government, are to:

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
5th January 2017

Many cities face critical health issues, with poor air quality killing around 5.5 million people worldwide annually. In London, it is estimated that around 9,400 people die yearly due to air pollution. Taking a ‘complete streets’ approach can help address health issues and also make our cities more liveable.

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
23rd December 2016

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office in Manchester, which in conjunction with our established Leeds office, extends our ability to serve all clients in the North of England, The Midlands and Wales.

Our growing Manchester team already comprises consultants with expertise spanning all modes of transport. This team can provide clients with our full range of impartial transport advice and planning services across all modes of transport, development and urban planning.

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UK & Ireland
13th December 2016

Steer Davies Gleave is delighted to announce the appointment of Maarten Wessels who joins us to further develop our technical due diligence (TDD) offer. He joins as a Principal Consultant based in our UK Advisory team and will provide TDD services in the PPP primary and secondary markets.  

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UK & Ireland
8th December 2016

Delivering a reasonably accurate forecast is an important component to estimating the feasibility of a particular project or the viability of a comprehensive transport plan. In most cities, the benefits of the project or plan will depend upon an estimate of travel times on alternative modes, routes and modal shares. 

We have been doing this for many years (with variable accuracy) under a broad assumption of “business as usual”; that is travel trends, capacities and mode preferences (defined by the parameters in our models) will be retained into the future.

Industry insights
Asia Pacific
8th December 2016

The recent (8 November 2016) decision by the Indian government to demonetise 86% of currency notes in circulation in form of INR 500 ($7.5/£6) and INR 1000 ($15/£12) came as a shock to the Indian economy and its citizens. The government has given 50 days to deposit their old currency notes into their bank accounts with limited provisions to withdraw new or smaller denomination currency notes. With just over four weeks since the decision the final verdict on the overall impact of this move is still out there.

What about transport? 

Industry insights
Asia Pacific
7th December 2016

Pune is a major Indian city, the second largest in the western state of Maharashtra. It is a wonderful example of the vibrancy, excitement and ancient culture for which India’s cities are famous, but it suffers from all the social problems that come with the energy and color, too.

Industry insights
Asia Pacific
7th December 2016

Across the world there is growing interest in the use of clean and sustainable alternatives to diesel power for public transport fleets as well as private vehicles. In 2015 there were over 1 million electric cars on the road (0.1% of the total stock) and one-fifth of the global total two-wheeler stock was electric. In addition to the private vehicle segment, both private cars and two-wheelers, electric buses are gaining more support from transport manufacturers, operators and public authorities with 19,059 electric buses being sold globally in 2015 alone.

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Bus, Digital
Asia Pacific
29th November 2016

Steer Davies Gleave is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mark Matthews who joins the firm as an Associate within our new economic development business.

Mark has over 25 years of experience working at the interface of science, innovation and economic development and has a particular interest in risk management challenges in the innovation process.

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