Governor McAuliffe to deliver keynote address to North American infrastructure leadership forum
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will address over 500 public and private sector executives focused on increasing investment in strategic infrastructure projects at the 7th North American Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Washington, DC on Tuesday, October 27.
"Infrastructure is the backbone of U.S. economic growth and the North American Infrastructure Leadership Forum focuses a crucial spotlight on our nation's most strategic infrastructure projects, those critical to growth, competitiveness, and opportunity creation," said Virginia Governor, Terry McAuliffe. "I look forward to working with CG/LA and leaders from all over our country on the best way to build key projects at a time of unparalleled challenge."
The Forum, hosted by CG/LA Infrastructure, brings project sponsors from the top 100 projects in North America together with industry experts dedicated to efficiently moving these projects forward.
“Infrastructure is becoming the defining challenge of our generation. Innovative leaders like Governor McAuliffe are creatively improving their state's infrastructure - from highways to transit, and from energy to water/wastewater - and providing critical direction at a time of unprecedented opportunity,” stated CG/LA President and CEO, Norman Anderson. "We look forward to welcoming him to the Leadership Forum."
CG/LA's upcoming 7th North American Infrastructure Leadership Forum will be held October 26-28 at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. The Forum is a selective gathering of more than 500 C-level executives representing technology firms, engineers, construction principals, and investors who represent the private and public sectors, and project sponsors from throughout North America. Please visit http://www.cg-la.com/forums/nalf7 or email [email protected] for more information or to request a press pass.
Henry Boot, Factory form joint venture with £1bn scheme
The property development business of Henry Boot (HBD) has announced it has formed a joint venture with international tech campus developer Factory as part of a £1bn scheme known as the Golden Valley Development.
Called HBD X Factory, the joint venture has been chosen to deliver the first phase of the scheme based in Cheltenham, which aims to focus on the development of technology in the UK. Centered around cyber and digital innovation, the development will include 3,700 new homes and 2mn sq ft of commercial space. Phase 1 aims to accommodate 111 acres of the scheme and will be located close to Factory’s first UK tech building near GCHQ.
Confirming the UK as a leader in cybersecurity
Minister for Digital Infrastructure, Matt Warman, said the £1bn development would help confirm the UK’s position as a leader in cybersecurity: “We are investing to help cyber-security businesses across the country tackle barriers to growth and boost people’s digital skills so we can usher in a golden age in UK tech.”
Commenting on the partnership, HBD Managing Director Ed Hutchinson said: “The HBD X Factory partnership reflects our focus on delivering large-scale, transformative regeneration projects – the Golden Valley Development is a hugely important project for Cheltenham, the South West region and the wider UK tech sector and we look forward to working alongside Factory to bring the scheme forward.”
It is expected that Client Cheltenham Borough Council will submit a planning application for the site in 2022 with Tewksbury Borough Council as a partner. Discussing future plans for the partnership, Henry Boot said the new JV would “focus on developing large-scale mixed-use districts and urban regeneration projects.”
Image: Henry Boot