Northern Powerhouse: Transforming the North

28 marzo 2019

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With more than 15 million people living in the North of England, there is huge potential for this area of the UK to benefit from a thriving regional economy all its own.

The UK government require a collective input from business, industry and government, all working together to unlock and increase the contribution that the North makes to the wider UK economy. Arcadis work with the Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP), whose vision is to better connect the cities and counties of the North and devolve more power to city regions.

The UK Northern economy has the potential to benefit from an additional £100 billion gross value add over the next three decades, and in doing so an additional 850,000 jobs could be created.

What the UK government is investing in the Northern Powerhouse


Manchester Airport Transformational Programme

£1 billion investment                                         35 million passengers by 2024

Manchester Airport is the third largest airport in the UK and the global gateway to the North of England. With Manchester expected to play a significant role as one of the economic ‘powerhouses’ in the North of England, investment in infrastructure and transportation are key for the city and vital to help accelerate growth potential across the UK.

Arcadis was appointed to support Programme Management for the entire transformation scheme, encompassing Programme and Project Management, Project Controls, Cost, Commercial, Risk, Value Management.

My 8 months at Arcadis and Manchester Airport Transformational Programme working within the cost and commercial team has been fantastic. Although working on a client site, the Arcadis culture is still evident every day!

By Alex Sami