The Chocolate Factory is a distinctive former industrial building which forms part of the mixed-use Chocolate Quarter redevelopment in Keynsham and provides over 40,000 sq.ft of office accommodation. Having prepared bespoke Travel Plans for each commercial occupier, we wereinstructed by St Monica Trust to undertake the Travel Plan Coordinator role.
Whilst the redevelopment adopted a restrained approach to on-site car parking provision, baseline staff travel surveys undertaken by us revealed a staff single occupancy vehicle mode share of 65%. Successful implementation of the Travel Plan will therefore be essential to reduce parking demand.
As part of the Travel Plan Coordinator role, we will be working closely with each occupier to ensure their staff are encouraged to utilise sustainable transport for their journey to work. We will be advising each occupier on measures that can be implemented to promote sustainable transport whilst ensuring a high awareness in the Travel Plan is maintained, for example, by issuing a regular staff newsletter.
As with any Travel Plan, regular monitoring is essential to ensure that the measures implemented remain effective, feedback is received and that progress towards agreed mode shift targets is maintained. We will be responsible for undertaking annual staff surveys, analysing results and issuing monitoring reports to Bath and North East Somerset Council.
We will be responsible for the delivery of the Chocolate Factory Travel Plans through to 2024. We look forward to achieving a significant and permanent change in travel behaviour during this period.