making sense of place economics

Economic infrastructure

Building a platform for competitiveness

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GENECON has worked on some of the largest economic growth projects across the country, and this includes appraisal of key economic infrastructure assets, from:

  • examing the economic effects of high-speed rail, including detailed assessment of alternative station locations in Sheffield and Bradford
  • leading science parks, such as the Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus,
  • ports, such as Sunderland, Teesport, Blyth, Workington and Barrow,
  • regional airports such as Durham Tees Valley, Doncaster-Sheffield and Carlisle Airport
  • super-fast broadband roll-out in Nottingham and Cumbria;
  • Enterprise Zones in Leeds, Blackpool, Carlisle, Derby and the Humber.

The GENECON team has also led cutting-edge research to produce a 'Valuation Toolbox' for assessing the economic benefits of Green Infrastructure (described by some proponents as the 4th critical infrastructure), as well as leading a number of innovative studies assessing the contribution of public realm investment in the economic transformation of cities like Sheffield, Sunderland and Derby.

GENECON can offer advice to local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships to help develop their local broadband delivery plan setting out how their area will be provided with superfast broadband access; how the funding will work and the economic benefits that will be generated.