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[EVENT] A Catalyst for Culture Change in Transport Infrastructure Delivery with Trudy Harrison MP, Minister of State, Department for Transport

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A TIES Living Lab Conference held on Wednesday 13th July from 9.30am – 3.30pm.

A catalyst for culture change in transport infrastructure delivery 

The Government is working to deliver a £650bn infrastructure programme over the next 10 years, including transport infrastructure investment. Transport infrastructure underpins our economy and has a profound impact on the daily lives of everyone in the UK. 

The scale of the projected spend and the pace of this growth requires a revolution in how we deliver transport infrastructure, especially given the necessity to achieve net zero by 2050 and level up our country. This means a significant improvement in productivity, and it also means we need to invest in making sure the UK’s transport sector has the capability to deliver this transformation.

TIES Living Lab has demonstrated the power of collaboration between government, client organisations, academia and suppliers including SMEs across the built environment sector. Industry has come together to show how we can accelerate the development of innovation and technology to deliver better value for taxpayers. 

New practices, systems and capabilities developed through TIES Living Lab 2-year programme will be showcased and discussed by industry leaders from across the transport sector.

Project partners Transport for London, Network Rail, HS2 and National Highways shared their vision of what this future could look like and how the work of TIES living Lab will help drive cultural change across government and client-side organisations to create a lasting legacy.

The Conference was hosted and chaired by Neil Robertson, CEO National Skills Academy for Rail. Other speakers and roundtable panellists include: 

  • Stuart Harvey, Chief Capital Officer, TfL
  • Liz Holford, Technical Lead Social Performance, Network Rail
  • Christian Irwin, Director Rail Investment Centre of Excellence Network Rail
  • Darren James, CEO, Keltbray
  • Sue Kershaw, Managing Director, Costain
  • Ed McCann, President, Institute of Civil Engineers
  • Mike O’Hare, Commercial Director, HS2 
  • Ian Parker, Programme Delivery Director, East West Railway 
  • Mark Reynolds, Chair of Construction Leadership Council & MACE CEO
  • Nick Smallwood, CEO, Infrastructure Projects Authority
  • Adam Simmons, Director Future Road Investment Strategies, National Highways
  • Sam Stacey, Change Director – Transforming Construction at UKRI
  • Nick West, Head of Programme Management Officer, TfL

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