Company profile

We are consulting transport planners, traffic engineers and infrastructure designers.  We provide consultancy services to private and public sector organisations, individuals and investors that are involved in the development of land for a variety of uses.  We advise on strategic transport planning, sustainable travel planning and the design and specification of new and improved transport infrastructure.  We undertake all transport planning, traffic engineering and infrastructure design aspects of projects from initial assessment to the presentation of expert evidence at appeals, and to the subsequent detailed design and implementation.

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We were founded in November 1997 as Pinnacle Transportation Limited by Rupert Lyons and David Tighe and quickly built a strong reputation for our commercial approach and understanding of our clients’ expectations. Initially operating out of offices in Bristol and Welwyn Garden City, we expanded to Cambridge and Cardiff 2008 and, in 2010, changed our name to Transport Planning Associates.  Our fifth office was opened in London in January 2012.

We developed a quality management system that was accredited by SGS as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 in October 2010. Our Health and Safety Policy has been accredited by SafeContractor and we are a Member of the British Safety Council.

Our vision

Our company vision
To become and remain a best-in-class consultancy, to gain the respect of the communities and project teams within which we work, to create a working environment that attracts the most talented professionals and to be our clients’ consultant of choice.
Our mission statement
We endeavour to achieve our vision by providing our people with an attractive place to work and by building long-standing relationships with our clients.
The TPA Promise
We provide high-quality, cost-effective consultancy services that help our clients achieve their objectives, motivating our people to realise their potential.  

Speciality sectors

Retail
Residential
Sports & Leisure
Commercial
Health
Warehouse & Distribution
Education
Public Buildings
Infrastructure
Energy