Beyond Brunel

Beyond Brunel is a new podcast series from the South West Infrastructure Partnership bringing together industry leaders and experts to talk about the role of infrastructure in a net zero future for the South West.

Join us on a journey that explores the profound impact of infrastructure on our region’s sustainable evolution. It’s impossible to ignore the indelible mark left by the legendary engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. His visionary genius bestowed upon us some of the most iconic infrastructural marvels. But as we stand on the precipice of a new era, we must ask ourselves: What does the future hold? How can we navigate the nature and climate emergencies and create a sustainable future for the region?

The Beyond Brunel podcast takes forward Brunel’s legacy to explore how infrastructure can become a cornerstone of the South West’s transition to a net zero carbon footprint by 2050. With a keen focus on enhancing people’s lives, boosting regional productivity, and safeguarding our precious nature and environment, Beyond Brunel sparks conversations that matter.

So, whether you’re a passionate advocate for infrastructure development, an aspiring engineer, or simply a curious soul eager to comprehend the future that lies ahead, Beyond Brunel has something exceptional in store for you.

Join us as we unlock the mysteries of infrastructure’s role in the net zero ambitions of the South West, and embark on a voyage that promises to inspire, educate, and ignite positive change.

Commissioned and devised by the South West Infrastructure Partnership (SWIP) with funding from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West, Beyond Brunel is presented by Christopher Ackland, a civil engineer at Moffat & Nichol.