Monthly Archives: December 2011

Transport Planning Associates opens London office

Transport Planning Associates (“TPA”) is pleased to announce the opening of its new London office on Wednesday, 4 January 2012 at 88 Kingsway in Holborn.  This expansion adds to TPA’s established presence in Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, and Welwyn Garden City.
The new London office will allow TPA to better deliver transport planning, traffic engineering and highway design consultancy services to an increasing number of London based clients and on a variety of existing projects within the London Boroughs.
It will be led by Rupert Lyons, one of the founding directors of TPA who said, “I am incredibly excited about the potential for this new office and looking forward to working with colleagues to build on existing client relationships in order to strengthen TPA’s presence in the London market”.
For more information about TPA, please contact Rupert Lyons: 01707 385201
07778 503552
rupert.lyons@tpa.uk.com

By |December 22nd, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

A busy time for our Transport Planners..

Whilst we have played a pivotal role in new stores opening at Newport, South Wales and Seaton, Devon, our transport planning teams have also been busy, with planning permission granted for three food store proposals.  A new store has been approved for Southend, whilst extensions to existing stores have been delivered for Tesco at Shirebrook and at the Mereway Shopping Centre in Northampton.
Located on the site of a former B&Q store, the 80,000sq.ft development at Southend involved the modification and amendment to local highway junctions and the use of VISSIM Micro-simulation modelling to demonstrate that the proposals would not compromise the operation of the local highway network. 
Comprising an extension to the existing store and development of new non-food retail floor space at Shirebrook, we engaged in extensive discussions with the local authority to demonstrate that the package of measures to be delivered through a planning obligation and appropriately worded conditions was suitable to mitigate the effect of the development. 
At Northampton, we helped to deliver an extension to the Tesco food store of almost 30,000sq.ft.  The traffic conditions at the site, located close to the A45 were of particular interest to the Highways Agency and new access options were prepared to redistribute local vehicle movements and mitigate the effect of the development.

By |December 13th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

New Stores open in South Wales and Devon

The doors of an improved Tesco store at Newport, South Wales opened its doors to the public for the first time at the end of October.  The replacement of the former store at Spytty Road has a sales floor area of 100,000sq.ft and comprises a store-on-stilts format with the car parking below linking to the shop floor through a glazed atrium that houses elevators and travellators, as well as a number of concessionary retail units.  Our Cardiff office advised Tesco on the transport infrastructure requirements of the development during the planning process and negotiated transport based planning obligations prior to planning permission being issued.  We subsequently designed all new highway works for implementation on site.  
 
Our highway designers have recently played a vital role in the completion and opening of a new Tesco store at Seaton, Devon.  The development of a new food store on the site of a former holiday park received planning permission towards the end of 2010 and Transport Planning Associates was subsequently appointed to resolve outstanding highways matters, including the detailed design, specification and supervision of the highway works.  In addition, as part of the flood mitigation strategy which involved raising the level of the 105,000sq.ft site by 2m, we developed and implemented a detailed construction traffic routing strategy.  The store opened in mid November.

By |December 13th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Client Survey Underway

The Transport Planning Associates Client Survey is currently underway; it is the first time we have undertaken a full survey of our clients.
We would like to know your experience of Transport Planning Associates and your participation in this survey will help us to better understand the service we provide to clients.
The survey will only take a few moments of your time, and if completed by 9th December 2011 you will automatically be included in a prize draw for a crate of wine (1st Prize) or a £25 Amazon gift voucher (2nd Prize), if you include your Name and E-mail when requested.
The survey forms part of our Quality Management System, which received accreditation in November of 2010. To access the TPA Client Survey 2011 please click the link below;
https://qtrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3V4Y9zXACoRiIAY
We thank you for taking the time to complete our survey.

By |December 2nd, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments|