High Speed 2: Controversy on the rails

High Speed 2 (HS2), the controversial planned high speed railway which will link London, Birmingham and the north west of England has taken a major step forward this week as Members of Parliament have approved legislation allowing funding for the next stage. Phase 1 of HS2 will run from London to Birmingham, with a small… Continue reading High Speed 2: Controversy on the rails

Great Planning Disasters

Adventure is just bad planning – Roald Amundsen In most of Europe, today is a cold mid winter day, which is a perfect setting for staying indoors and engaging in some tranquil reflection and thought. In this blog post, we examine the nature of public planning disasters, taking off with a recent example from Berlin´s… Continue reading Great Planning Disasters

SymbioCity conference in Kenya

On the 20th and 21st November I attended a conference organised by the Swedish Trade Council in Nairobi and spoke about project finance on the second day. The conference was held at the Laico Regency Hotel, it was very well organised and attended and the talks very interesting. Mr Björn Häggmark, the Chargé d’Affaires at… Continue reading SymbioCity conference in Kenya

Something New Above the Noise of the City

In Bearing we have recently together with Thomas Vale Construction, Duncan Berntsen of Berntsen Consulting and Greenwich University and Robert Edwards of Acivico Ltd participated in designing a building on the concepts of innovation and science park without walls. It is the iCentrum building, a high profile  extension to the Birmingham Science Park Aston in… Continue reading Something New Above the Noise of the City