Preparation of highways support to feed into recent expansion development schemes. The company’s school at Trinity Buoy Wharf offers a unique site location which comes with unique travel options. As part of plans to increase the school population we worked with the school to develop sustainable travel initiatives for the future.
Paul Mew Associates were appointed to support a planning application at the Redbridge College Chadwell Heath Campus in relation to proposals for the development of a new performance arts facility and a new flexible teaching block together with new parking, landscaping and a new site vehicle entrance from Chadwell Heath Lane. The performance block will accommodate 254 seats and performance space at ground level and practice rooms and a recording studio at first floor level. The new teaching block will accommodate 19 general teaching classrooms, ranging between 43 sqm and 67 sqm in size. We engaged early on with Redbridge Council’s Highways Development Control department to discuss the scope of the work, and subsequently produced a Transport Assessment, Stage 1 Road Safety Audit and Outline Travel Plan in support of the planning application.
Working to support planning applications for new and expanded childcare nursery provision at sites across London and the Southeast. Focussing on key issues relying to educational land uses including ‘drop-off’ and ‘pick-up’ activity and promotion of sustainable travel options through development and implementation of Travel Plans.
Working with Mace Group and Bailey Partnership, over the past 2 years we have assisted on more than 15 primary school expansion schemes for Cornwall Council. These range from small village schools to large town centre locations, each with their own character and local issues. We have been preparing Transport Assessments and developing School Travel Plans in conjunction with local officers and head teachers.
We are currently assisting the Shrewsbury Academies Trust on merger proposals between two of their sites in the Harlescott area of Shrewsbury. The phased merger over a number of years will see the merger site increasing in size from around 500 to 830 pupils. A Transport Assessment will address the highways issues relating to the development while a School Travel Plan is being prepared to mitigate the impact of the merger on the adjoining highway network through the provision and promotion of sustainable travel initiatives.
A comprehensive Transport Assessment was carried out as part of the redevelopment scheme to provide a new Special Educational Needs School, residential units and local government office space for Reading Borough Council. Traffic impact was just one area the study dealt with which also included accessibility issues and parking provision.
We have recently completed a number of studies as part of redevelopment plans for West Thames College in the London Borough of Hounslow. Initial studies involved assessing a series of potential development sites as to their suitability to accommodate new or expanded educational facilities. We then moved to prepare a full Transport Assessment and Travel Plan for the chosen development site.