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The largest port in the country is getting a boost thanks to a £15m upgrade to the Humber’s rail infrastructure.
The Port of Immingham handles more tonnes of freight than any other port in the UK. Container volumes have also risen from 68,000 in 2013 to 182,000 in 2017, but restrictions on the railway between Immingham and Doncaster mean the largest “hi cube” containers require special waggons to be transported to and from the port by rail. Hi cube containers are
Work on a major bridge project which will help shape the future of Hull and connect key sites across the city officially started today.
Princes Quay Bridge will help link the city’s marina with the southern end of Princes Dock. The bridge will improve access and make it easier for pedestrians, cyclists and disabled users to cross the busy A63.
This £12 million Highways England project is being part funded with a £4m contribution from the Humber LEP’s Local Growth Fund programme,
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The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched four new calls for projects for potential future funding.
The LEP is seeking to refresh its pipeline of future projects, as well as identify potential projects that might be brought forward for funding.
The LEP is inviting organisations to put forward their proposals for projects that cover:
Innovation facilities, managed workspace and incubation space
Infrastructure and housing, including transport, regeneration, site preparations and flood defences
Skills capital, refurbishment and enhancement
Energy projects contributing to the delivery of wider
Three new infrastructure development projects are set to get underway in the Humber thanks to a total allocation of more than £8m from the Government’s Local Growth Fund (LGF) secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership through the Humber’s Growth Deals. The decision was made by the LEP’s Board of business and council leaders.
The allocations, which are subject to a final business case, come shortly after the announcement of investment in a programme of road and cycle improvements to the
A £5.2million tidal defence scheme aimed at reducing the risk of flooding to properties in Paull, on the north bank of the Humber Estuary, is now complete.
A total of 2,700 tonnes of rock armour has been placed, new flood gates have been installed and the existing embankment has been raised in the second stage of the Hull and Holderness Flood Alleviation Scheme (HaHFAS).
The first stage saw the creation of a 520m glass tidal wall along Paull’s embankment, which was completed
Over 8,800 new jobs and nearly 10,000 new homes will be delivered in Greater Grimsby thanks to a new, ground-breaking Stage 1 Town Deal worth £67 million, the government announced 5th July 2018.
Local Growth Minister, Jake Berry MP and Business Minister, Lord Henley, unveiled the new Stage 1 Town Deal partnership with the Greater Grimsby Project Board while visiting the Marine Operating Centre in Grimsby and seeing first-hand some of the transformative projects the Deal will help deliver.
The Stage 1
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The project delivers an integrated programme of highways and public realm improvement works in the Cartergate/St James Square area of Grimsby Town Centre. This extends the £6m Local Sustainable Transport Fund scheme that supported sustainable travel modes in the Riverhead Square/Station Approach part of the town.
The project unlocks a major, mixed use development project that will address market failure in the provision of Grade A office accommodation and supports the retention and expansion of a major professional services firm.
The project has
The Humber LEP has submitted its bid for the next round of Government funding through the Growth Deal.
Under the Growth Deals round 3, England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships are competing for a share of £1.8bn to support projects in their areas that boost local economic growth and create jobs. The money forms part of the Government’s £12bn Local Growth Fund.
Parliamentary Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse Andrew Percy welcome the approval of six new Humber Growth Deal projects and signed the Humber Enterprise Zone (EZ) MOU on his first visit to the Humber LEP since taking on his government role on July 27.
The Growth Deal projects have been approved by the Humber LEP Board and the Humber Leadership Board will support the region’s visitor economy, energy sector, transport infrastructure and reduce the risk from flooding.
The six projects
Projects and programmes invested in by the Humber LEP and delivered by partners are on track to add £1.42bn to the Humber economy by the end of 2019/20 – a return of £5 GVA benefit for every £1 invested.
As part of this 12,050 gross FTE jobs will be created, 600 safeguarded and 62,228 properties will have reduced flood risk.
An impact assessment which forms part of the LEP’s Annual Review 2015/16 – launched on Friday 10 June – shows investments to
One the region’s largest recent investors will speak at the Humber Northern Powerhouse Business Summit on Friday 10 June at the University of Hull.
Juergen Maier, Chief Executive, Siemens UK, will speak to introduce the themed discussion of trade, investment and creating wealth at the event which will look at the Humber’s role in the Northern Powerhouse.
Organised by the Humber LEP with headline sponsor Andrew Jackson and support from Bondholders and Humberbusiness.com, the event will see our facilitator renowned business journalist
The Humber LEP is supporting North East Lincolnshire Council in its bid to be named Digital Council of the Year.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will agree a further round of Growth Deals with LEPs.
With almost £20m Local Growth Fund (LGF) released for this year and £40m approved for release next year the Humber LEP’s Growth Deal is supporting projects that help to drive the growth of the Humber economy.
The Humber LEP has welcomed news of the naming of a new Goole road that will link to employment land recently granted Enterprise Zone status.
The Humber Enterprise Zone, already the UK’s largest enterprise zone (EZ), is to more than double in size, expanding to include additional employment land in all four areas of the region following a successful bid by the Humber LEP and local authorities.
The Chancellor set out in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement the creation of 26 new or extended Enterprise Zones.
The Humber LEP worked with its local authority partners, and in consultation with neighbouring LEPs, to identify packages of land
Six months on from the start of our Growth Deal programme, and with the Spending Review approaching, it is a good time to look at how devolved funds are being deployed in the Humber.
With a varied portfolio of projects, the day to day progress of major, multi-year developments may not always be obvious – but partners’ work continues apace.
Plans for Modal Training, the first organisation in the UK to offer integrated, multimodal logistics training for sea, road, rail and air, as well as a full range of support services, were unveiled on Thursday 1 October at the Humber Royal Hotel in Grimsby.
The new £7million centre of excellence for the ports, energy and logistics sectors is being jointly funded by the Grimsby Institute and the Humber LEP. It will be based in 5,696 m2 of tailor-made facilities, housed in