We are pleased to announce that the first Transport Planning Associates prize at Loughborough University has been awarded to Robert Regue Grino. The prize was presented to Robert by Marcus Enoch, the program director of the MSc in Sustainable Transport and Travel Planning, during the departmental reception shortly after the graduation ceremony on December 20th. Robert, who is currently a PhD student at the University of California, was awarded the prize for his outstanding dissertation entitled, ‘An investigation of the feasibility of implementing a freight tram scheme in Barcelona’. We would like to congratulate Robert and wish him the best for the future.
We are very pleased to announce that on 6th December 2010, Tesco opened its new ‘Extra’ format store in Risca, South Wales for the first time. This project represented one of the first commissions with Tesco for our Cardiff office when we were instructed in 2007 to provide initial feasibility advice before progressing through the submission of a planning application, and determination to the detailed design and supervision of the associated highway works.
The site lies to the east of the A467 and our work involved negotiations with the Welsh Assembly Government Trunk Road Agency and the development of enhanced linkage to Risca Town Centre via improvements to a pedestrian bridge over a local river. The development includes an on-site bus stop to aid public transport accessibility and included the detailed highway design and supervision of a new roundabout access junction on Pontymister Bridge.