RSK has welcomed three new members to the rapidly expanding transport planning team at its Manchester, UK, office.
The additions come shortly after the arrival of three others at an exciting time of growth for the team and will enable it to meet increasing customer needs and offer additional dynamic transport planning services.
Senior transport planner Sarah van de Berg joins the team from Wigan Council, having previously worked as a travel plan officer for Somerset County Council and a transport planner at Motion Consultants in Surrey. She has extensive experience of travel planning, having worked on the Brighton Marina residential development and for clients including Electronic Arts and Allianz Insurance. Sarah is already providing support for a residential development in West Sussex. She will be responsible for developing travel plans for large businesses across the North West of England.
Senior transport engineer Graham Walker joins from Waterman Group, bringing with him three decades of experience in transport planning and design. His experience includes the Oxford Road and Portland Street bus and cycle priority package in Manchester. Graham will add to the team’s design capabilities by preparing engineering drawings and highway consents for detailed approval, thereby complementing RSK’s overall highways services.
Harriet Wingfield is a recent graduate of the University of Birmingham. She will use her experience of recent travel across Asia to offer a new perspective on transport planning. Specifically, this will include a greater focus on the use of technology. She will also be assisting the team with energy-related projects in the North West.
RSK’s nationwide transport planning services provide help at each phase of a development, from site feasibility through the planning application, to support the discharge of conditions and Section 106 planning negotiations between local authorities and developers. The team has successfully delivered consultancy support for a diverse client base, including house builders, energy suppliers and property developers. Its consultants have extensive experience across a broad range of development types and offer innovative solutions that meet the demands of the transport network.
Transport planning team leader Ian Wickett, comments, “The transport planning team is experiencing continuing growth and we are excited to welcome these new arrivals. With recent commissions on Crewe Market Hall, Doune Health Centre near Stirling and several projects across the UK with Euro Garages, there is great potential for further expansion. We are looking forward to what the future holds for the team and for the wider RSK business. The transport planning team is eager to continue its growth with Sarah and Graham’s skills and to have Harriet join our training programme.”
RSK’s transport team provided support to Cheshire East Council for the recently completed waste hub in Middlewich. Following this success, it has now also been commissioned to explore options for Crewe Market. The team also continues to provide support on the transport strategy for the Wylfa Newydd new nuclear power station on Anglesey as it approaches the final stages of planning for submission.