A new viaduct for Norwich?

A new viaduct for Norwich?

I’ve just found out about a radical proposal to solve road traffic congestion on Riverside. This huge viaduct would run from Bracondale over the top of the station and on to Thorpe Road. But don’t panic – it’s never likely to be built. It’s in the City of Norwich Plan for 1945. I’m researching Norwich’s […]

The Colegate story: all is revealed…

The Colegate story: all is revealed…

More than a thousand years of #Norwich’s history is crammed into Colegate, and that’s the story I shared at Norfolk Network’s Colegate Christmas party. My self-imposed challenge was to tell the story in just eight locations (all clearly visible today) and to invite you to imagine the people who’ve lived and worked here, making our […]

The Colegate story: one more sneak peek

The Colegate story: one more sneak peek

Here’s another quick look, before we reveal the whole story at Norfolk Network’s Colegate Christmas party tomorrow. This grand townhouse was built for wealthy textile merchants around 1730. It wasn’t just a lovely family home, with a big riverside garden – it was the hub of their business: showrooms, workshops and warehouses were clustered around […]

The Colegate story: sneak peek

The Colegate story: sneak peek

Work in progress: here’s a sneak peek at a detail of the Colegate story in Norwich. It’s part of a map showing a tour of Colegate and its historic buildings, which I’ve been developing with specialist visualiser JC3DVIS. Guess where it is… a clue: you can eat very well there nowadays but it used to […]

Work in progress: the Colegate story

Work in progress: the Colegate story

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Cities, Writing

Work in progress: I’m researching the remarkable story of Colegate, in the heart of historic Norwich-over-the-water. Over the centuries its inhabitants have made huge fortunes for our fine city – and occasionally lost them too. It’s been home to Viking raiders, textile merchants and shoe manufacturers. And now it’s reinventing itself for the 21st century. […]

Qatar – the Barzan Gas Project

Qatar – the Barzan Gas Project

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Business, Energy, Energy sector, Writing

I’ve been in Doha, Qatar, writing about the $10.4bn Barzan Gas Project for RasGas. Working with The Point again and other media partners, we’ve been developing a commemorative book – 166+ pages – over a period of around six months. Barzan is one of the world’s largest natural gas projects to date, and the book […]