Project Description

Buckinghamshire UTC, Aylesbury

We were delighted to work alongside Bam Construction and Bond Bryan Architects to deliver a new form of educational facility for Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. We were appointed to provide transport planning and traffic engineering consultancy advice to the team associated with the development of a new 600 student University Technical College (UTC) in the grounds of Aylesbury College.

The UTC for Buckinghamshire will be one of only 14 flagship institutions that form part of the Coalition Governments key educational policy to introduce a new vocational learning environment for students aged 14 – 19, replacing aspects of the current GCSE programme.

We developed a transport strategy to manage the parking demand of students at the proposed college and, as our work evolved we considered the existing travel patterns of students at the existing college, so that parking demand could be reduced across the campus to accommodate the additional parking needs arising from the proposal. At the conclusion of our work, we proposed a strategy that was endorsed by the County Council to manage the parking demands of 2,500 students and staff.

Sitting on the edge of Aylesbury Town Centre the transport strategy included discounted season tickets for public transport travel, a new regime of increased parking charges, selective parking permit availability, better disabled parking provision, enhanced cycle parking facilities and improved pedestrian linkages to the town centre.

The planning application was recommended for approval by Council officers and construction was completed in time for the start of the September 2013 Year 10 intake.