Road, rail and air - joined up infrastructure and housing moves forward in the Midlands

At our City Hall conference in May, with the NIC Chief Executive, Phil Graham, as our key speaker, the discussions centred on the vision for joined up infrastructure, housing and jobs, with Lynda Shillaw of MAG Property showcasing the new city being created around the Manchester airport site.

We focus in this blog on the important developments that are currently taking place in the east Midlands involving both road, rail and airport logistics expansion along with the building of much needed housing.

Work is underway on the nationally significant infrastructure project on the East Midlands Gateway in Leicestershire. Key components of the scheme include an international freight terminal, 6 million square feet of rail served warehousing, a new rail line connecting the terminal with Castle Donnington freight only line, a new Kegworth bypass and earthworks with landscaping to screen the buildings from view.