Paul Mew Associates have worked with Welcome Break over many years on a wide range of projects. Most recently we have been assisting the motorway service area operator on plans to extend the HGV parking area at their Oxford services site on the M40, to provide a new Ramada hotel at their Bristol services on the M5, and to redevelop the Sarn Park service area on the M4 near Bridgend, Wales. As part of these projects we have carried out a series of demand surveys, assisted in the design of parking and circulatory layouts as well as preparing Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, and parking demand studies.
The Roundhouse is a Grade II listed building and is a venue for live music, theatre, dance, circus, installations and new media in the centre of Chalk Farm, Camden. Proposals for an additional 1,775 sqm of B1(a) office space developed on land within the service yard to the rear of the site were submitted to the local planning authority. The project was led by Urban Space Management Ltd and comprises the Container City™ system which re-uses shipping containers linked together to provide high strength, prefabricated steel modules that can be combined to create a wide variety of building shapes and forms. We provided a Transport Statement report with the planning application which looked at issues such as site accessibility, site access, parking and trip generation/traffic impact. In particular a detailed vehicle tracking study was carried out for the rear service yard and the height clearance under the new office building.
Having worked on the regeneration Masterplan for Queenborough on the Isle of Sheppey, we were retained to prepare highways related work for the first stage of the development. The initial phase will see Neats Court developed to provide new office, leisure and business land uses to be served by a new link road. Traffic impact assessments for the new facilities were prepared and tested against the proposed new highway infrastructure.
When proposals were formulated for new development within the Port of Felixstowe we were called upon to carry out a traffic impact and junction assessment. Traffic flow forecasts relating to the new facilities were prepared and the resulting data used to test new and modified junction on and off site.
JC Decaux was refused planning permission for a prestigious Norman Foster designed advertising tower near Edgware Road station. TfL turned down the scheme on highway safety for drivers on the Westway and local traffic. By examination of the road layout, driver behaviour and detailed analysis of accident rates we were able to successfully demonstrate to the planning inspector that there would be no road safety issue. As a result of our expert witness work the appeal was allowed.