As part of IPPR North’s long-standing programme of work on infrastructure and its key role in driving Northern prosperity, in May, we launched two #GreatNorthPlan competitions. These looked for innovative thinking on Northern infrastructure, calling for ideas to transform the North. The two prizes were as follows:
The George Stephenson Prize offered industry professionals the opportunity to showcase their infrastructure concepts to the public in a different way, and to develop interest in and discussion around their plans.
The Great North Plan Prize sought less conventional, longer-term plans from public entrants aged 25 or under.
With all political parties advocating the further development of a ‘Northern powerhouse’ competition entrants have demonstrated the scale of ambition that exists in Northern England. The competitions are now closed but IPPR North would like to invite you to our prize giving ceremony, where the winners of the two competitions will be announced and we will launch The Great North Plan Prospectus.