Pledge of unity from northern cities strengthens northern powerhouse momentum

ICE has commented on today’s pledge from five northern cities to unite and drive the northern powerhouse vision.

Commenting on the pledge from five northern cities to unite and drive the northern powerhouse vision -

Richard Threlfall, Chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Northern Powerhouse Steering Group, said:

“The growth opportunity for the North of England is huge, and we have seen a number of positive developments which take the vision another step towards reality. There is however still much to be done to enable the North to look, feel and operate as a single economic powerhouse, which can compete internationally. Collaboration sits right at the heart of this, and the news that Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield have committed to working together to meet their shared objectives and drive change, is exactly the sort of determination needed.”

Notes to editors

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a leading source of professional expertise in transport, water supply and treatment, flood management, waste and energy. Established in 1818, it has 88,000 members, 25% of whom are based overseas. ICE’s vision is to place civil engineering at the heart of society, delivering sustainable development through knowledge, skills and professional expertise. ICE has long worked with the government of the day to help it to achieve its objectives, and has worked with industry to ensure that construction and civil engineering remain major contributors to the UK economy.