SCP has considerable experience in advising developers with respect to the highways and transportation issues of employment-related uses. We advise on all access design and internal layout issues and the master-planning of industrial estates in terms of junction spacing and highway link design.
We prepare formal Transport Statements and Assessments in support of planning applications and assist architects and structural engineers in the design and layout of associated car parking, HGV manoeuvring areas, and vertical clearances between vehicles and the proposed structure.
We have considerable experience of all sizes and types of employment development, from stand-alone B1 office development to major strategic regional employment sites.
Our Travel Plan expertise is used to support reduced parking standards where necessary for proposed developments or to monitor the take-up of sustainable modes of travel once the site is operational. We also offer our design services to facilities managers to minimise the risk of reportable injuries to personnel working within areas of significant vehicle activity.
Examples of our more recent employment-related projects are (download our Employment experience sheet for information):
Strategic Regional Site, Chorley
SCP advised BAe Systems throughout the successful promotion of 1.5 million sq ft of B2/B8 employment uses on the former Royal Ordnance Factory site, Chorley.
Wardle Airfield, Nantwich
Cheshire East Council has granted outline planning consent for up to 1.5mft2 of industrial and distribution space on the former Wardle Airfield in Nantwich.
Acting on behalf of landowner the Haughton Estate, SCP advised on all stages of the project ranging from initial access feasibility and masterplan advice to the production of a detailed Transport Assessment, Travel Plan and input into the Environmental Impact Assessment in support of the application. The large scale of the development and high number of HGV movements generated resulted in the need for detailed modelling of the A51 corridor around Nantwich and an assessment of the traffic and environmental impacts at the villages along the A51. In addition, given the relatively rural location of this site a key challenge was ensuring that future employees have a realistic choice of travel modes, with along with successful negotiation with public transport operators to enable buses to enter the site.
The ‘More London’ Development, London Bridge
SCP advised PriceWaterhouse Coopers with respect to the internal layout and operational issues associated with their new office development for 6,000 staff in central London.
Fenchurch Street, London
SCP were commissioned by Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd to undertake all construction logistics plans for the various phases of development for an office block at 20 Fenchurch Street. The project involved assisting CWCL in their liaisons with City of London to identify and agree the extent of temporary road closures during construction and to prepare detailed drawings for hoarding layout, crane pick points and construction site accesses.
Churchill Place, London
SCP were commissioned by Conary Wharf Contractors to undertake design co-ordination activities for the last plot of the original CW Enterprise Zone. We prepared peak hour pedestrian forecasts for the 50,000m2 building based on almost 9,000 employees and delegates. We advised on entrance door arrangements, internal turnstile layouts, servicing, column protection and the VIP pick-up/drop-off lay-by. We also prepared the Travel Plan for the first tenant, European Medicines Agency, to achieve a BREEAM rating of Excellent.