Development Consent Order approved

Plans to upgrade the A66 route between Penrith and Scotch Corner were today (7 March 2024) given the go-ahead by the Secretary of State for Transport. The A66 Northern Trans-Pennine project, which is a key part of the government’s £24 billion investment into roads, will transform journeys along the A66 in the North of England. […]

CRH Ventures launches Roads of the Future Accelerator

Venture capital and innovation fund company CRH Ventures has launched its latest accelerator programme – Roads of the Future. The programme targets promising start-ups in the Construction Technology (ConTech) and ClimateTech space, focusing on groundbreaking innovation for advancing the future of roads. CRH Ventures says the Roads of the Future accelerator will identify companies that […]

Conigital Announces Landmark £500 million Series A+ Funding Offer

British driverless vehicle company Conigital, which has operations in Australia, Brazil, and India, has secured an offer of £500 million in Series A+ funding. Announced at this year Low Carbon Vehicle (LVC) Connected Automated Mobility (CAM) event, this investment, described as “transformative” and made up of a combination of equity and debt, is the outcome […]

Nissan to build £1bn EV factory in Sunderland

Carmaker Nissan has announced it’s building a £1 billion flagship Electric Vehicle Hub in Sunderland which it says will create a world-first EV manufacturing ecosystem. Nissan EV36Zero will “supercharge” the company’s drive to carbon neutrality and establish a new 360-degree solution for zero-emission motoring. The transformational project has been launched with an initial £1bn investment […]


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