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Our South West teams are moving on up …

Our teams in the South West are relocating to bigger offices as demand grows for their transport planning, traffic engineering and placemaking services – with more new jobs set to be created.

The five-strong team in our Bristol office is moving to the stunning Grade ll listed Brew House on Jacob Street, in modern loft-style workspace catering for up to 12 people. Our Exeter team is relocating to the prestigious Dean Clarke House in Southernhay East – which also has room for expansion.

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The offices are working on a number of exciting, high profile projects including the redevelopment of Filton Airfield in South Gloucestershire, relocation of Swindon bus station and a public realm scheme on Royal Parade in Cheltenham. Public and private sector clients include YTL Developments (UK), St. Modwen, Barratt Homes,  Eagle One, Torbay Development Agency and Exeter College.

The teams' work is also spreading further afield to the home counties, with the delivery of town centre strategies in Hertfordshire, Essex, and Buckinghamshire, as well as projects in some London boroughs.

The South West region is led by Jon Tricker, Hannah Shrimpton and Matt McFeat. Jon said: “Our business in the region is flourishing and staff numbers are growing – with more people set to be taken on in the coming months. The new offices provide a modern environment and room for further growth. Our success is thanks to our hard working team and strong relationships with our clients. Here's to even more success in our new homes.”

South West focus: Regeneration of Filton Airfield, Bristol

This transformative project in South Gloucestershire will deliver 2,675 homes, as well as office and industrial workplaces for 9,000 people on the historic airfield site. The 142 hectare development will also provide new town and local centres, primary and secondary schools, a new railway station, strategic cycle infrastructure, an extension to the West of England MetroBus network and a destination park. The site lies at the heart of the Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood allocation, which will provide around 5,000 new homes, one of the biggest regeneration projects in the area for over a decade.

We worked closely with the masterplan team, which was led by Allies and Morrison, and included Grant Associates (landscape architects) and Peter Brett Associates (engineering), to shape the movement strategy and develop street design concepts for the site that focused on provision for active travel.

Having acquired the site in 2015, YTL Developments (UK) achieved consent for the outline planning application in October..

Image credit: Grant Associates

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Image credit: Allies and Morrison

In addition to our work on the masterplan, we provided transport planning advice and prepared the transport assessment, framework travel plan and the Design and Access Statement transport chapter as part of the planning submission We continue to work with the design team to develop design codes for the initial phases of development.

Jon Tricker said: “We are very excited to be supporting YTL Developments (UK) on their first major development in the UK, with its strong focus on placemaking, the delivery of high quality public realm and sustainable transport. In developing the sites' movement network we have drawn on best practice and emerging concepts, to reflect the clients aspiration for a distinctive and innovative development.”

Filton and the former airfield are famous for aeronautical history, including the design and construction of iconic aircraft since before the First World War through to the present day - the most famous of which being the supersonic Concorde which was developed and manufactured here in the 1960s and 1970s.

Planning permission for new employment site in Worcester

PJA are pleased to confirm that plans for over 200,000sqft of employment at Parsonage Way in Worcester was given approval at planning committee. The scheme by Warndon Six Ltd, for a mix of B1, B2 and B8 uses was awarded a resolution to grant, subject to the S106.

PJA and PJA Engineering both provided input into the planning application, including transport planning, highways design and drainage design. 

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PJA part of successful appeal in Oldham

PJA are delighted to announce Rainier Development's successful appeal for a residential scheme in Oldham. PJA's development planning team provided highways advice throughout the application and appeal, including the production of the Statement of Case and appearing as an expert witness at the hearing.

Congratulations to our client, Rainier Developments. 

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