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10th October 2016

The EUR 103 million Bologna light rail PPP scheme reached financial close on 30th September 2016.

The sponsors secured EUR 68 million of facilities, including 19-year EUR 48 million of senior debt, as well as a three-year EUR 13 million bridge loan and a three-year EUR 7.5 million VAT facility.

Lenders comprise UniCredit, which provided 40% of the debt, Unipol Banca (20%), BPER (20%); and local lenders Banca di Bologna, Emilbanca, Interprovinciale di Modena and Cassa di Risparmio di Rimini (Carim), providing the remaining 20%.

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Mainland Europe
6th October 2016

Steer Davies Gleave is delighted to announce the appointment of Keith Whalen who joins to lead the firm’s business development and operations in North America.  

Press releases
3rd October 2016

Steer Davies Gleave’s Design for Movement team are delighted to have been selected by the Better Bankside Business Improvement District as the winners of the Bankside Boardwalk competition, an initiative part funded by Transport for London’s Future Streets Incubator.

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UK & Ireland
26th September 2016

Steer Davies Gleave is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Pringle, who comes to the firm to lead its integrated economic development practice. He joins as a Director based in the North West of England working across the UK and Europe.

With more than 20 years’ experience of appraisal, evaluation, economic impact assessment, strategy development and process consultancy, Simon brings deep experience in building the competitiveness and wealth creating potential of places, markets and industrial sectors.

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UK & Ireland
23rd September 2016

Steer Davies Gleave developed new public transport maps for the city of Bergamo (Italy). The maps are set within the context of Bergamo’s wider initiatives aimed at improving integrated mobility, in which information plays a key role - as demonstrated by the success of the recently launched multimedia signage totems in Piazzale Marconi, another project delivered by SDG (read more here).  

Industry insights
Mainland Europe
23rd September 2016

Across Europe there is an increasing focus on greener cities. By 2025, Copenhagen aims to be the first capital city in the world to become carbon neutral. Copenhageners will make 75% of trips by bicycle, on foot or by public transport. In the UK, central and local government are raising green transport higher on the agenda, looking for long term cost savings as well as improving emissions. Green transport can be viewed as a risky investment with uncertainty of demand and upfront infrastructure costs.

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
20th September 2016

Steer Davies Gleave is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen D. Van Beek, Ph.D. who joins us to lead the development of a North American aviation practice from our new office in Washington DC.

Stephen has a distinguished career as a professor, senior government official and management consultant focusing on policy and regulatory services as well as strategic and business planning. 

Press releases
Aviation
19th September 2016

The key objectives for delivering a successful transport operation for any stadium are to ensure that all client groups and all spectators can travel to and from the venue safely and efficiently, whilst minimising the impact on surrounding residents and businesses.

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
12th September 2016

Steer Davies Gleave is a market leader in undertaking independent fare evasion surveys for rail operators and authorities and our methodology represents an industry standard. Our fare evasion survey of the South Western Franchise recently gained national press coverage as it revealed one in 30 rail passengers could be travelling without a valid ticket.

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Rail
UK & Ireland
25th July 2016

Oxford Street is the UK’s largest retail destination and one of the world’s premier shopping streets, with approximately 3.5 million visitors a week. The Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street area generates around £7.6 billion annually, but there are also challenges relating to the quality of the shopping experience on Oxford Street and evidence shows that these challenges are deterring people from visiting and spending longer in the area.

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UK & Ireland

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