The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has announced that the deadline for applications for the new three-year £30m programme ADEPT Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads in the UK is to be extended.
Funded by the Department for Transport (DfT), ADEPT’s new Live Labs 2 prospectus sets out how the new programme aims to enable resilient, net zero carbon, local road networks through the decarbonisation of transport infrastructure across local roads.
The new deadline has been extended to 12 noon on Tuesday 4th October, to acknowledge the impact of the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II.
1-2-1 support will remain available to prospective teams during this time and potential bidders are able to use the Live Labs 2 forum to form consortia, share ideas and collaborate during the bid process.
Local authority-led teams providing successful Expressions of Interest will be invited to present at a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style panel in London – it has now been confirmed that the date for this event will be Friday 4th November, and will take place in London.
For more information, please visit: www.adeptnet.org.uk/livelabs2
ADEPT’s Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads in the UK is a three year, UK-wide £30 million programme funded by the Department for Transport and focused on the decarbonisation of local highways infrastructure and assets. Approximately £2bn is spent every year on maintaining local highway assets with more spent on new local transport infrastructure, all of which have a significant carbon impact. To date, decarbonisation of transport in the UK has largely focused on the shift to electric / hydrogen vehicles and influencing behaviour change. Live Labs 2 will tackle the embodied and hidden carbon in the local roads’ ecosystem and life cycle from specification and procurement, through construction, delivery, operation and maintenance to decommissioning and reinstatement.