New consortium will champion growth in Stansted and Cambridge area

Today (Tuesday, June 11) sees the launch of the London-Stansted-Cambridge Consortium (LSCC) at a major conference in Kings Cross.

The LSCC brings together local public and private sector bodies in the corridor to champion and lobby for the region.

The consortium is being launched with the Rt. Hon Greg Clark MP, HM Treasury Minister and Minister for Cities.

This corridor links the world’s leading university with the world’s leading city.

In the middle of this corridor is Stansted International Airport with the infrastructure and planning agreement to double its size of activity – its current un-used capacity representing a quarter of that of the whole of Heathrow.

The day will see a range of speakers debating how we can capitalise on the assets of the corridor and drive forwards our high value economy and quality of life.

Stephen King, Deputy Director stated “The consortium is already paying dividends, with the Mayor of London announcing last week £27m investment in the vital rail link between Stratford, north London, Harlow and Stansted.

“This was on the back of a consortium lead bid to the Mayor, recognising this as a growth corridor.”

There are a host of political and business figures from up and down the Corridor including the new MD of Stansted Airport, Andrew Harrison, speaking for the first time about Manchester Airport Group’s perspective on the Davies Review, alongside Daniel Moylan, Boris Johnson’s aviation advisor, and Baroness Jo Valentine, CEO of London First.

Chair of the LSCC, Greg Clark, says “The launch of the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor Consortium is an important moment for the Greater South East.

“This region, with an economy built on the high-tech, clean, green, and knowledge economy, has the potential to drive growth nationally.

“It is an investment opportunity like no other, and with the local and regional bodies starting to come together with a shared vision and common agenda, it can provide a genuine and compelling opportunity for all.”