Peter Hansford FREng FICE FAPM

Peter Hansford is chair of construction and infrastructure policy in the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management at University College London. He was chief construction adviser to the UK Government from 2012 to 2015, is a past President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of APM.

Peter has over 40 years’ experience in major infrastructure projects, in the UK and overseas. Peter recently chaired an independent review aimed at encouraging third party investment and alternative project delivery on the national railway. He is now chairing a review addressing the implications of the Grenfell Tower tragedy for the infrastructure profession.

Presentation - The Hansford Review: investment in rail infrastructure


This session will address investment in rail infrastructure in the UK, with relevance to other infrastructure sectors.   Unlocking investment in rail infrastructure by third parties is expected to have dual benefits. It will attract much needed additional funding, whist also bringing a competitive pressure for all parties to reduce costs. These changes will benefit Network Rail, government and the wider investment market. 

The Hansford Review, published in July this year is an independent review of contestability in the UK rail market, to consider third party investment and delivery of infrastructure on the national rail network. It is about building on transformations already underway in Network Rail; enabling better value infrastructure projects; and creating confidence for wider investment in the national railway.

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