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Live Labs 2 - themes and projects

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Seven Live Lab projects will be working across the following four interconnected themes. You can download a copy of the slide deck summary, that provides an overview of the different themes and projects.

Live Labs 2 - four interconnected themes:

  • UK Centre of excellence for materials – providing a centralised hub for research and innovation for the decarbonisation of local roads materials, developing a knowledge bank, real-life conditions testing and sharing and learning insights: North Lanarkshire Council & Transport for West Midlands.
  • Corridor and place-based decarbonisation – a suite of corridor and place-based decarbonisation interventions covering urban through to rural applications, trialling, testing and showcasing applications within the circular economy and localism agendas: Wessex partnership (Somerset County Council, Cornwall Council and Hampshire County Council), Devon County Council, and Liverpool City Council.
  • A green carbon laboratory – examining the role that the non-operational highways ‘green’ asset can play in providing a source of materials and fuels to decarbonise highway operations: South Gloucestershire Council & West Sussex County Council.
  • A future lighting testbed – a systems-based examination of the future of lighting for local roads to determine what assets are needed for our future networks and how they can be further decarbonised across their lifecycle: East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The Live Labs 2 projects that have been awarded a share of the £30m funding are:

  • Devon County Council: A382 (Including Jetty Marsh Link Road) - Carbon Negative Project.
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council (in partnership with the Department for Infrastructure Northern Ireland; Cambridgeshire County Council; Derbyshire County Council; Hull City Council; Lancashire County Council; Oxfordshire County Council; Westminster City Council and York City Council): High visual efficiency for low carbon lighting - decarbonising street lighting.
  • Liverpool City Council (in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Newcastle City Council): Liverpool ‘Ecosystem of Things’ driving a low-carbon economy.
  • North Lanarkshire Council: UK centre of excellence for material decarbonisation in local roads
  • South Gloucestershire Council and West Sussex County Council: Greenprint – a net carbon-negative systems model for green infrastructure management.
  • Transport for West Midlands: Highways CO2llaboration centre for materials decarbonisation.
  • Wessex partnership (Somerset County Council, Cornwall Council and Hampshire County Council): Wessex Live Labs - net zero corridors.

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