making sense of place economics

Meet the GENECON team

Graeme Collinge


Graeme joined GENECON in 2004 having moved from a global management consultancy.  Graeme leads much of GENECON's project business planning and major project financial and Green Book appraisal, and has led a varied range of projects for the Homes and Communities Agency, the former English Partnerships, RDAs and URCs. He has in depth experience of Government approval processes not only through Agency Boards, but critically CLG, BIS, and HM Treasury.  This has included presentations and questioning at Departmental Committee meetings and before BIS' Industrial Development Advisory Board.

Graeme's project experience ranges across sectors and across the country - from major 1,000 plus housing schemes in Nottingham, Hartlepool and Canning Town; to investment in ports, harbours and the nuclear sector in Cumbria; to the case for a new international convention centre for Brighton; from new grow-on space for expanding companies located on the Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus as part of the Di-pole with Harwell, to a new purpose-built community-based campus in Hulme, Manchester for the Metropolitan University.

Graeme has also led some of GENECON's most challenging consultancy studies, which have recently included 'The Developer Toolkit' report for the Northern Way looking at new equity and debt based public sector investment mechanisms for assisting stalled development schemes; the innovative Green Infrastructure Valuation Toolbox for a high level steering group including Natural England, Defra, CABE and 5 RDAs; the role of investment in public realm as part of Sheffield's award winning Heart of the City scheme and its contribution to Sheffield's economic transformation; the economic potential of Hadrian's Wall Heritage Ltd's £50m investment programme to promote this internationally renown heritage and landscape visitor destination, as well as work across the arts sector to assess the value of arts activity in Lancaster and the economic benefits of the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate and the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool.


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