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    TPA commended at CIHT Awards 2016 for Regent Circus, Swindon

TPA commended at CIHT Awards 2016 for Regent Circus, Swindon

The design vision was to reinforce the public realm associated with Ashfield Land’s £45m leisure and retail development, as a unified quality space for people and with a clear pedestrian link to the town centre.

The adjacent gyratory system had been historically overtly engineered and with traffic flows of 800vph provided a barrier to the site. A fundamental component of the scheme was the removal of all traffic signal control and associated clutter. The design was developed following an early quality audit to consider the needs of all users. The critical design objective was low vehicle speeds. This was successfully achieved by several detailed design features that principally included 10m long raised informal pedestrian block paved crossings, to provide a visual continuity for pedestrians from the adjacent public realm, but a discontinuity for the narrowed 3.5m wide carriageway for approaching drivers, and 25m long transition sections from entry gateways, with sett ramps to regulate 85% speeds to 17 mph at the crossing points.

A conflict study undertaken by the Stage 3 Road Safety Audit Team observed during two hours of the evening peak, no conflicts between moving vehicles and pedestrians. They also recorded 83% eastbound drivers stopped when a pedestrian approached the crossing area, to allow the pedestrian to cross.

Ashfield Land advised it was “fully supportive of the shared surface principle and is extremely pleased with the outcome which exceeds expectations… It works brilliantly….There has been a dramatic improvement to the town centre and its community pride.”

Judges’ Comments

This scheme was a good example of how the use of the quality audit process can contribute to scheme development. It is a transformative scheme which is likely to have significant impact on the town centre. The judges liked […]

TPA shortlisted for CIHT Streets and Places award

CIHT received a record 194 submissions this year for all the award categories so we are pleased to confirm that our project “Regent Circus, Swindon” has been shortlisted for the CIHT “Streets and Places Award”.  The scheme was developed from 2010 and opened just over 12 months ago. The awards dinner will be held at the Tower of London on Thursday 9 June 2016.

The design vision was to reinforce the public realm associated with Ashfield Land’s £45 million leisure and retail development as a unified quality space for people and with a clear pedestrian link to the town centre. The adjacent gyratory system had historically been over engineered and with traffic flows of 800 vph provided a barrier for pedestrian access to the site. A fundamental component of the scheme was the removal of all traffic signal control and associated clutter of signage and street furniture. The design was developed following an early Quality Audit to consider the needs of all users. The critical design objective was low vehicle speeds, which was successfully achieved through several detailed design features. These include 10m long raised informal block paved pedestrian crossings, which provide a visual continuity for pedestrians from the adjacent public realm while providing a discontinuity for the narrowed 3.5m wide carriageway for approaching drivers. Additionally 25m long transition sections have been implemented from entry gateways with sett ramps to regulate 85 percentile speeds to 17 mph at the crossing points.

A conflict study has been undertaken by the Stage 3 Road Safety Audit Team. During the 2 hours of the evening peak no conflicts between moving vehicles and pedestrians were observed. They also recorded 83% of Eastbound drivers stopped when a pedestrian approached the crossing area to allow the […]

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    TPA receives Silver at West of England Sustainable Business Travel Awards

TPA receives Silver at West of England Sustainable Business Travel Awards

TPA has been awarded a Silver award at the West of England Sustainable Business Travel Awards. The awards presentation was held on 7th February at the M-Shed in Bristol hosted by Travelwest and LSTF.

The award recognises that TPA have a strong commitment to changing staff travel patterns to sustainable modes in the Bristol office through its successful implementation of its companywide travel plan.

The examiners considered that the 2012 travel survey demonstrated TPA has significant progress in meeting SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timed) targets in both commuting and business travel with an excellent improvements in emissions from business travel across the company. The award identifies TPA’s commitment to sustainable travel and impact on the environment through the successful modal shift in commuting trends for all the offices away from the private car. The award praised TPA for the commitment and managerial support including the new environmental based policy on company cars whereby the company balances business needs and the environment successfully

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