Centred on Birmingham, the ‘Midlands engine room’ also includes economic hubs in Nottingham, Leicester and Coventry. Housing a vibrant and diverse manufacturing base, the region is also well positioned and connected geographically.
ACE’s Midlands group provides its members with the opportunity to engage across the region to highlight the area’s infrastructure needs. While the arrival of the first phase of HS2 will ensure that the region is better connected to both London and the North West, there are additional opportunities for more infrastructure investment across the region – notably in housing and transport.
The group forms a body of unrivalled knowledge which can help cities and the region positively make the case for more infrastructure. Furthermore, the expertise of the group can ensure that any additional investment is beneficial to all of those living and working in the region.
The group meets quarterly in cities across the region and companies interested in attending are encouraged to get in touch. Members include representatives of the following ACE member companies: AECOM, Amey, Arup, Tony Gee, Gleeds, Nicholas O'Dwyer, Waterman, WYG and WSP.
The Chair is Ruth Jeffs of Waterman.