AECOM has joined the Northern Powerhouse partner programme to support economic growth across the north.
The company is already involved in a number of major infrastructure projects in the north, including the Mersey Gateway, Liverpool South Corridor and the development of Clean Air Zones in Manchester and Liverpool.
AECOM also holds strategic partnerships with universities in the region to foster innovation and research and development opportunities. In order to create a legacy that empowers communities and future leaders, there is also a focus on training the next generation of engineers with the skills the industry needs.
Jake Berry, minister for the Northern Powerhouse, said: “It is vital we have world-class infrastructure across the Northern Powerhouse to push forward our ambitions for more prosperous communities. From my recent meeting with AECOM it’s clear their key role in major projects transforming the north, contribution to the growing green collar economy and commitment to investing in the next generation of northern talent makes them an exciting addition to our growing network of Northern Powerhouse partners.”
Andrew Jones, cities programme lead, AECOM, said: “The Northern Powerhouse is a vital programme that is facilitating the transformational change required to turn the north’s individual cities and towns into a connected economy. Successful delivery requires a focus on skills, innovation and infrastructure and AECOM is committed to supporting the programme through our project work and as a major employer in the region.”