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21

DECEMBER

2016

New Capability:
Accessibility Analysis

TPI uses an industry leading multi-modal accessibility GIS tool to assist many of our client's projects. TRACC software utilises high-resolution road network mapping, public transport routes and census data to build an accurate representation of accessibility. This software helps us to efficiently deliver technical information in clear, concise illustrative plans.

Examples of some of the uses of TRACC include:

  • Journey times on foot, cycle and by public transport;
  • Travel distances to/from a given point via a range of modes;
  • Analysis of the accessibility of a destination through census data; and
  • Mapping postcode data for staff/customer databases.

TRACC can also summarise the potential for new or improved public transport routes. For example, how the local population would be assisted with a new station/stop, or how their travel time could be reduced with the implementation of a new service.

Questions that we have answered using the software include:

  • How many people within this neighbourhood can access the local pharmacy by bus within 15 minutes?
  • What are the equivalent school catchment distances for the nearest 5 schools to our proposed school?
  • On this stretch of road, where did the most recent road traffic accidents take place? And can you map them by severity?
  • In 15 minutes travel time by public transport, how big is the customer catchment area?

The answers helped our clients make key decisions, with the illustrative plans to backing up the findings in a clear format.

Do contact us if you feel TPI could assist your projects with similar analysis.

20

DECEMBER

2016

New Lidl UK HQ Approved

TPI are proud to have provided highways and transport input into the new £70m 23,000m² Lidl UK headquarters on Jubilee Way in Tolworth. The scheme was unanimously granted planning permission at the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Council development control committee on 15th December. The move of the current Lidl HQ from Wimbledon promises to bring 5000 new jobs to London through hundreds of new food stores in the coming years.

Read more about TPI's crucial involvement in the success of this project

3

DECEMBER

2016

TPI Update

TPI had a very busy first quarter - our team has been working on a portfolio of around 100 active projects for more than 70 clients. Just some of the project highlights are:

  • Mixed-use scheme at 500 White Hart Lane;
  • New discount supermarket in Hayes Town Centre;
  • Walton Sports Hub;
  • Electric Vehicle Charging research paper;
  • Henwick Park, Thatcham - a residential led masterplan;
  • Redevelopment of Central House in Aldgate, London for Frasers Property.

We have enjoyed continued growth and diversity in our transport planning portfolio, including highway engineering commissions involving detailed design and site supervision. And the team has extended its capabilities to include GIS based transport analysis and MMU (non-motorized user) audits.

We have welcomed three new team members since inception: Jessica Bagnall (Operations Manager), Phil de Jongh (Technical Director) and Andy Hughes (Principal Transport Planner). Our team is going from strength to strength.

1

NOVEMBER

2016

Andy Hughes joins TPI

In October Andy Hughes joined us as a Principal Transport Planner. Andy brings with him over 5 years of transport planning experience. Until recently, Andy was a Principal Transport Planner at TTP Consulting, where he was involved in projects with private and public sector clients such as The Royal Free NHS Trust, Sports Direct International Plc and Vinci St. Modwen - working on a wide range of residential and commercial sites.

Andy has significant expertise in preparing Transport Assessments / Statements for all land uses, Travel Plans, Delivery and Servicing Management Plans; Construction Traffic Management Plans; Car Park Management Plans and Junction Capacity Assessments using PICADY / ARCADY / JUNCTIONS9 and LINSIG. Andy holds a MA in Environmental Planning and Management and a BA (Hons) in Geography and Business Studies - both from the University of Liverpool. We are delighted to have him on board.