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When the view from your new office is awesome …

When the view from your new office is awesome …

8th November 2017

Rock moves into its new London offices, directly opposite Waterloo station.

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Rock supports successful extension of CAE’s MOD training services contract

Rock supports successful extension of CAE’s MOD training services contract

25th October 2017

Rock Infrastructure supports CAE, a global leader in training provision for civil aviation, defence and security, in reaching agreement with the UK MOD for the continued provision of aircrew training services.

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Rock ‘n rolling stock: insurers find an opportunity in railway assets

Rock ‘n rolling stock: insurers find an opportunity in railway assets

18th October 2017

SPECIAL FEATURE:
Investment strategy news and analysis specialist, Insurance Asset Risk, takes an in depth look at how Rock Rail has been transforming the financing of UK rolling stock.

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Rock supports successful delivery of the Mersey Gateway Project

Rock supports successful delivery of the Mersey Gateway Project

16th October 2017

The Mersey Gateway Bridge, the centre piece of one of the UK’s largest recent infrastructure projects, opened to the public early Saturday morning (14th October).

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Rock Rail expands its UK rail commercial team

Rock Rail expands its UK rail commercial team

27th September 2017

Rock Rail is expanding its commercial team and deepening its technical procurement and operational expertise with the appointment of two new rail industry experts, Steve Dodd and James Herriott.

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Rock Rail signs £1 billion rolling stock deal

Rock Rail signs £1 billion rolling stock deal

20th June 2017

Rock Rail Consortium’s £1 billion deal for financing of new trains for the new South Western franchise operators First Group and MTR sets a new high for institutional investment into UK rolling stock.

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Rock supports CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)

Rock supports CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)

27th April 2017

Rock is supporting Ryan Goggin, who is taking on the Pacific Coast Trail, a 2,650-mile wilderness hike, for the charity CRY.

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Rock Rail Moorgate wins IJGlobal European Rail Deal of the Year 2016

Rock Rail Moorgate wins IJGlobal European Rail Deal of the Year 2016

11th April 2017

Rock Rail Moorgate’s £200m rolling stock deal on Govia Thameslink Railway’s Great Northern route has been awarded IJGlobal’s ‘European Rail Deal of the Year’ 2016.

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Rock Rail East Anglia visit Stadler’s factory

Rock Rail East Anglia visit Stadler’s factory

11th April 2017

Representatives from Rock Rail had the opportunity to see mock-ups of the cab and train interiors for the recently awarded Abellio East Anglia Franchise at Stadler’s factory in Bussnang, Germany.

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Rock Rail’s ‘game changing’ approach attracts another award

Rock Rail’s ‘game changing’ approach attracts another award

29th March 2017

Rock Rail’s ground breaking approach to the funding of rolling stock was recognised when Mark Swindell, CEO Rock Rail Holdings Ltd, received the prestigious Finance Monthly 2017 Game Changer award in February.

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Rock Rail East Anglia wins European Rail Deal of the Year 2016

Rock Rail East Anglia wins European Rail Deal of the Year 2016

9th February 2017

Rock Rail and co equity investors, SL Capital Partners and GLIL, celebrated receiving Project Finance International’s 2016 ‘European Rail Deal of the Year’ award last week for their game changing Rock Rail East Anglia deal.

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UK Infrastructure veteran, Trevor Sturmy, joins Rock team

UK Infrastructure veteran, Trevor Sturmy, joins Rock team

1st December 2016

Following continued success in winning its second deal providing institutional investor backed financing solutions for UK rolling stock, Rock expands its team with the addition of one of the UK’s most senior infrastructure finance experts.

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Rock Rail celebrates another rolling stock deal

Rock Rail celebrates another rolling stock deal

17th November 2016

Rock Rail and SL Capital welcomed around 100 guests to the London Transport Museum to celebrate the successful financial close of Rock Rail’s second rolling stock deal this year and the formation of Rock Rail East Anglia PLC.

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The Changing Face of Infrastructure

The Changing Face of Infrastructure

17th November 2016

Mark Swindell, Founding Partner of Rock Infrastructure and CEO of Rock Rail, joins other industry leaders contributing to Inspiratia’s ‘Changing face of Infrastructure’ briefing last month.

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Rock Rail signs £600m rolling stock financing deal

Rock Rail signs £600m rolling stock financing deal

6th October 2016

Rock Rail and Abellio Group sign contracts for the supply of 58 Flirt UK Stadler trains for the recently awarded East Anglia rail franchise.

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Nick Watson joins the Rock team

Nick Watson joins the Rock team

7th September 2016

Rock Infrastructure and Rock Rail Limited are pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Watson from 1st September 2016.

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Rock Rail wins another UK rolling stock financing deal

Rock Rail wins another UK rolling stock financing deal

26th August 2016

Rock Rail has struck a £600m deal with Abellio and train manufacturer Stadler, to finance rolling stock for the East Anglia rail franchise.

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Rock Rail celebrates first rolling stock deal

Rock Rail celebrates first rolling stock deal

3rd May 2016

Rock Rail Limited and SL Capital, (part of Standard Life Investments), welcomed guests to the top of the Gherkin in London to celebrate the successful financial close of Rock Rail’s first rolling stock deal and the formation of Rock Rail Moorgate PLC.

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Rock Rail signs first rolling stock deal

Rock Rail signs first rolling stock deal

18th February 2016

Rock Rail signs deal with Govia Thameslink Railway to provide financing for its replacement suburban train fleet on the Great Northern route.
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Silvertown Tunnel

Silvertown Tunnel

7th December 2015

Rock have signed a contract with TfL to act as interim project director on the Silvertown Tunnel project.

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Rock Rail

Rock Rail

1st June 2015

Rock Infrastructure has formed a consortium with DIF and Standard Life to bid in the rolling stock financing ITTs on the Northern and TransPennine franchises.

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Mersey Gateway wins European Infrastructure Deal of the Year

Mersey Gateway wins European Infrastructure Deal of the Year

14th January 2015

The Mersey Gateway project has been awarded European Infrastructure Deal of the Year at the EMEA awards.

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Public Private Procurements in the Arctic Circle

Public Private Procurements in the Arctic Circle

22nd December 2014

Rock Infrastructure has been involved in exploring the possibility of introducing the PPP model for infrastructure projects within the Arctic Circle.

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Getting New Investors Into The Infrastructure Sector

Getting New Investors Into The Infrastructure Sector

15th April 2014

The UK Government and infrastructure finance community have been talking for some time now about the need to make the infrastructure sector accessible to direct investment from institutional investors.

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Mersey Gateway project successfully reaches financial close

Mersey Gateway project successfully reaches financial close

28th March 2014

Rock Infrastructure is pleased to have helped Halton Borough Council reach financial close today with the Merseylink consortium on the Mersey Gateway PPP project.

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Merseylink announced as preferred bidder for Mersey Gateway project

Merseylink announced as preferred bidder for Mersey Gateway project

20th June 2013

Halton Borough Council, the procuring authority for the Mersey Gateway Bridge PPP Project, announced Merseylink as preferred bidder on the project on 20 June 2013

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Mersey Gateway Project Calls for Final Tenders

Mersey Gateway Project Calls for Final Tenders

15th March 2013

Halton Borough Council, the procuring authority for the Mersey Gateway Bridge PPP Project, has invited the 3 bidding consortia to submit their final tenders.

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EU-EIB Project Bonds Launched

EU-EIB Project Bonds Launched

9th November 2012

The European Investment Bank has given further details on European Project Bonds at a conference held in London on Monday 5 November 2012.

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Rock Infrastructure has appointed two new partners

Rock Infrastructure has appointed two new partners

5th September 2012

Rock Infrastructure has appointed two new partners, Nick English (formerly Babcock & Brown and Amber) and Celia Carlisle (formerly General Counsel to the Olympic Delivery Authority) who bring with them a wealth of experience and creativity

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£4.5 billion Intercity Express Programme approved

£4.5 billion Intercity Express Programme approved

25th July 2012

Mark Swindell is delighted that Agility Trains (whose legal team he led for 3 years) has been awarded the the Intercity Express Programme contract to supply the next generation of intercity trains to the UK.

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Battersea Power Station sold - Northern Line Extension crucial

Battersea Power Station sold - Northern Line Extension crucial

4th July 2012

The sale of Battersea Power Station to a consortium of Malaysian property developers and a pension fund brings the prospect of development on the iconic site closer after 30 years of false dawns.

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Rock Infrastructure is expanding in the UK and the US

Rock Infrastructure is expanding in the UK and the US

3rd November 2011

Rock Infrastructure, the strategic infrastructure advisory and development firm created by the former head of DLA Piper’s infrastructure practice, Mark Swindell, is expanding in the UK and the US.

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New bridge over the Mersey

New bridge over the Mersey

3rd October 2011

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond today gave the green light for up to £470m of funding for a new bridge across the River Mersey between Runcorn and Widnes.

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Leading Infrastructure partner sets up new venture

Leading Infrastructure partner sets up new venture

30th March 2011

Mark Swindell, a senior partner of DLA Piper, has resigned from the international law firm in order to establish a new business providing “structured solutions” for large-scale infrastructure projects.

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