Our client, Fawley Waterside Limited, have prepared major proposals for the redevelopment of the disused Fawley Power station. These consist of 1,500 residential units and employment of up to 2,000 jobs. We are currently preparing an integrated transport strategy for the development which includes boat and train services to the site in addition to highways. This is being developed through discussions with the Planning and Highway Authorities as well as the LEP.
We provided Countryside Properties and Hyde Housing with transport advice in support of a strategic residential development within Rochester Town Centre, encompassing 1,400 residential units, a primary school, nursery, hotel, retail uses and restaurants.
Deliverables included the Transport Assessment and Travel Plan. Our input included the preparation of several traffic models to test the impact of the proposals on the local highway network, developing mitigation strategies where necessary.
We have been commissioned to assist BP in providing highways and transport feasibility advice for 40 potential petrol station sites around the UK. This involves assessment of the existing use, baseline conditions, vehicular access arrangements and proposed petrol station layout, servicing and delivery arrangements and vehicular impact on the local highway network.
We are advising the Hertfordshire LEP on future planning and transport issues together with the planning consultancy CIVIX. We are liaising with all ten districts within Hertfordshire as well as Hertfordshire County Council to advise on future infrastructure requirements in the county and how these may be affected by residential and employment growth. The commission, which is for a two-year period, will require us to consider both highway and rail proposals.
Weyside is an exemplar housing development in Guildford. The 1,500 homes, community facilities, and expansion of Moorfield Road Industrial Estate will transform this brownfield site into a modern sustainable development.
We are providing masterplan advice to the Council for the internal street network, micro-simulation (VISSIM) modelling, and junction design of the local highway network. We are advising on a sustainability transport strategy, encouraging active travel, and realising the councils sustainable bus strategy.
As part of the £480m airport development works, we have been appointed to assist the City Airport on various projects to improve the operation and attractiveness of the airport.
The projects we have delivered include the design of new car parking, the design and relocation of service yards, creation of new pedestrian areas and the relocation of an existing car wash facility for hire cars located on site. Our project involvement has required close collaboration with the airport, as well as several other stakeholders.
We are working with Broxbourne Borough Council on the redevelopment of the Old Pond junction in the heart of Cheshunt. The public realm at the Old Pond is dated and the increased amount of vehicle movements and parking have led to significant congestion. The proposals will radically improve the area to create a place that people want to visit.
We have reviewed movements by all modes through Old Pond and proposed solutions to increase the amount of public space. Our work included design optioneering, VISSIM modelling and reporting to stakeholders.
MA advised on the consent for 565 new student units and amenity in the centre of Hanger Lane gyratory. The complex nature of the gyratory meant that achieving a satisfactory solution to vehicle access, servicing and construction was fundamental. Extensive liaison with TfL, London Borough of Ealing, HS2, and London Underground was required throughout the project, with VISSIM models to support the project as well the detailed design of the access arrangements.
MA were commissioned by Hart District Council (Hampshire) to prepare an updated Parking Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). Our work included analysing car ownership data for different types and scale of residential development, in order to inform appropriate levels of parking at proposed developments. As part of this work, we have also reviewed the layouts and levels of parking demand at existing residential developments in Hart District, in combination with future predictions for car ownership growth. This new draft SPD will be consulted on later this year.
MA are pleased to have successfully advised SN Developments with DGA and Montagu-Evans for 351sqm of flexible uses classes (Class A1, A2, B1, D1, D2) on ground floor and 133 residential units.
Highways work was complex, as the site has a co-ordinated access with Ailsa Wharf to the north and the long-term development of the riverside, including safeguarding a potential footbridge.