Engineering, environment and design consultancy Sweco UK has been appointed to the new Transport Modelling Consultancy Support Framework commissioned by Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
Sweco, in partnership with Bentley Project Management (BPM), achieved a high score in the tender submission for the three-year framework and will provide a range of transport modelling and consulting services for the council. These will include forecasting traffic and passenger flows, developing transport business cases and supporting the transport planning process.
The company says it is is aiming to build on the transport modelling work it’s currently delivering to support the development of the Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme Joint Local Plan.
Karl Jarvis, Technical Director at Sweco, said, “We aim to play a key role in helping Stoke-on-Trent City Council secure funding and develop the major transport strategies and schemes which will support sustainable long-term growth for the region.
“We’ve already built up a strong working relationship with the council through delivering transport modelling, planning, appraisal and environmental consultancy for the Etruria Valley Link Road project. Our successful bid for inclusion on this framework is proof of the authority’s appreciation of our expertise and approach.”
Sweco says it, BPM and Stoke-on-Trent City Council worked closely together on the business case for the Etruria Valley Link Road project seeking funding from the Department for Transport. Sweco delivered the transport assessment for this major scheme as part of the planning application.